Danny Boyle confirms Bond 25 rumours

Boyle says he is working on the script with John Hodge and will direct the new Bond film if the script works out.

Danny Boyle in 2017. Photo by Maximilian Bühn. Licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Metro’s Gregory Wakeman asked Boyle about the rumours linking him to 007 while he attended a special screening of Trust, Boyle’s new show for FX, in New York. Boyle confirmed he is currently working on a Richard Curtis script that should “start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks” followed by Bond 25 at the end of the year.

“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.”

Hodge is a long-time collaborator of Boyle’s, having previously worked with him on Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), Trance (2013) and T2 Trainspotting (2017). 

The new report confirms the recent reports by Variety linking Boyle and Bond 25, Deadline Hollywood adding Hodge to the mix and Baz Bamigboye reporting Boyle would do a film for Richard Curtis before tackling Bond 25.

It sounds like things really are starting to move on Bond 25. But if the Hodge script isn’t up to scratch what happens?

Is the Purvis and Wade script up to scratch and ready to go into production? Or will the film be pushed back a year?

We should know that answer to that within the space of the next few months.

Source: Metro USA

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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