ACADEMY Award-winner Danny Boyle will direct the 25th James Bond movie, it has been confirmed.
The film, which begins production in December, will be Daniel Craig’s fifth outing as 007 – and is expected to be his last.
Boyle, who directed Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, had been widely expected to take the helm of the film.
He’ll team up again with his Trainspotting screenwriting partner John Hodge, who has penned the script for the as yet untitled film.
We’ve been expecting you… #Bond25, Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as 007, will be directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by John Hodge. Production is set to begin on 3 Dec 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release the film worldwide pic.twitter.com/h8fVhyYhyY
— James Bond (@007) May 25, 2018
EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement: “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise.
“We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Unversal will be our international distributor.”