Eon Productions announcement follows departure of Danny Boyle from Bond 25 in August.
The brief statement regarding Bond 25 is on the 007.com website and shared on social media. It simply reads:
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that Bond 25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
From the information provided it seems as if shooting on Bond 25 will be delayed by a couple of months or so. That was to be entirely expected.
The big unknown is what script Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are working on right now. Did they ditch the Danny Boyle/John Hodge storyline completely and working or the original Purvis and Wade script?
Are they reworking the Boyle/Hodge script?
Or are they doing something in between?