More evidence linking Danny Boyle to Bond 25

Danny Boyle said to direct Bond 25 at the end of this year. 

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

Danny Boyle is set to direct a film for Working Title this summer before taking the reigns of Bond 25 at the end of the year. That’s if a report by Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail is to be believed.

We previously reported on the rumour that Boyle was being considered and later that writer John Hodge was also involved. This lends more credence to those reports.

Bamigboye has a history of Bond related scoops, including the information that Naomie Harris’ character Eve in Skyfall would turn out to be Miss Moneypenny. Based on his track record regarding 007 it would be foolish to dismiss what he is saying now.

According to Bamigboye:

Broccoli and Wilson’s Eon Productions, and executives at MGM, have formed an unusual alliance with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to ‘smooth the way’ so that if the Boyle-Hodge Bond idea gets the green light, the pair can move seamlessly from All You Need Is Love to Bond 25.

Although Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were hired to write the next James Bond film, their treatment has been put on hold for the time being. Boyle pitched his idea to Barbara Broccoli, which is currently being written by his writing partner on T2 Trainspotting, John Hodge, and Eon has a plan B to fall back on should the Bolde/Hodge vision not work out.

Boyle previously said he had no ambition to make a Bond film because of the size of the budget, after making the short featuring Daniel Craig as 007 for the London Olympics opening ceremony. Craig is said by Bamigboye to be “pushing” for Boyle to direct.

Source: Daily Mail

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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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