Cary Fukunaga Replaces Danny Boyle on ‘Bond 25’

Director Fukunaga

Eon Productions and MGM have brought on Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct the next James Bond movie. The Emmy-winning director was announced Thursday as the new replacement for Danny Boyle to helm Daniel Craig‘s swan song in the role of 007. Hopefully, he doesn’t get fired.

The franchise’s 25th installment will begin filming in London, at Pinewood Studios, on March 4, 2019, with Valentine’s Day 2020 booked for a release date, a few months after its original target date. Just what every woman wants for Valentine’s day.

The earlier script from franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will now be used after the abandonment of the John Hodge script. I hope Fukunaga can add an edge to it. His latest project, a darkly comedic “Maniac” miniseries with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, has just launched on Netflix.

Universal is distributing the still-untitled James Bond 25 internationally, while MGM will release the film domestically.

Source: Deadline