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Danny Boyle will direct the 25th James Bond film

The Slumdog Millionaire director will helm Bond 25.

Danny Boyle
Credit: Susie Allnutt

Academy award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) will direct the upcoming 25th James Bond film it has been announced.

The news was confirmed by EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) who also confirmed that the new film will be released worldwide by Universal Pictures. The screenplay for the new movie will be written by Academy Award nominee John Hodge (Trainspotting).

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli from EON Productions commented, “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise. We will begin shooting BOND 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”


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“Under the leadership of Michael and Barbara, we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring the next 007 adventure to the big screen uniting the incomparable Daniel Craig with the extraordinary vision of Danny Boyle,” said MGM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kevin Ulrich.

MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group, Jonathan Glickman added, “It has been 16 years since Die Another Day was distributed by MGM and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Universal.”

The latest film in the franchise will see Daniel Craig return as James Bond aka 007. It’s the follow-up to 2015’s Spectre, which was directed by Sam Mendes and starred Craig alongside Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.

Production on Bond 25 will begin on 3rd December 2018. In the UK the film will be released on 25th October 2019 and in the US is will arrive a little later on 8th November 2018.

This will be Craig’s fifth outing as Bond. He first played the character in 2006’s Casino Royale and has reprised it for Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

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