Danny Boyle Exits ‘Bond 25’
James Bond producers along with star Daniel Craig made the announcement Tuesday that Danny Boyle is no longer directing Bond 25.
“Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” the official 007 Twitter account tweeted.
Production on the latest in the 007 franchise was set to begin in December for a U.S. release date of November 8, 2019. The film is scheduled to hit the U.K. on October 25, 2019.
It’s unclear whether Boyle’s exit will postpone the film’s release. Also unclear is whether producers still intend to use the script written by Boyle’s Trainspotting collaborator John Hodge, based on an idea from the director.
Update: According to the Telegraph, the producers were unhappy with the filmmaker’s decision to focus on contemporary political tensions with Russia and a “modern-day Cold War”. The source reportedly suggested that the disagreements with the producers arose during the making of final decisions on casting.