James Bond’s 25th movie has finally found its director. After months of rumors and speculation about who would take up directing duties, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle has signed on to helm the project.
Danny Boyle’s name had been thrown around, but nothing definitive was known until now. He confirmed the news in an interview with Metro, stating he is directing the project that’s slated to begin shooting later this year. Boyle is best known for transcending films like Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Boyle’s work.
Much like his predecessor in Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre), Boyle doesn’t have too much experience directing action movies. He’s mostly focused on dramas, but he did lead 28 Days Later, one of the most iconic horror movies released in the past two decades. It’s quite similar to Mendes filmography before he directed Skyfall, resulting in one of the best Bond movies ever.
With Danny Boyle signed on, the stage is set for Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond. The actor previously stated he was done playing the role, but was swayed to return after Sony made him an offer he couldn’t refuse (i.e. he got a ton of money).
Bond 25 is scheduled to arrive in theaters November 8, 2019.