After plenty of speculation, Danny Boyle has confirmed that he will be directing the next James Bond film, which fans are currently calling Bond 25. This will be the final film that stars Daniel Craig, which surprised many since the actor once admitted that he would rather cut his wrists than play as the famous secret agent again.
Boyle revealed that he would be working on the film during the screening of his new FX show Trust, which showed at New York's Florence Gould Hall Theater, according to Metro USA. The Trainspotting director is hoping to start filming in 6 or 7 weeks after the script is done. He didn't give too many details about the upcoming film but the fact that he confirmed his involvement and position was quite surprising.
"We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now."
The director also confirmed that he's working with his Trainspotting collaborator John Hodge, who will be the film's screenwriter. Boyle also stated that he has "ideas" for Bond 25 but didn't give details on what they could be. Hopefully, it's fitting for the series' 25th installment.
"We've got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away."
No release date for Bond 25 has been revealed.