Danny Boyle is reportedly the frontrunner to helm the next James Bond movie. Now, Deadline's sources claim that Boyle has a specific idea for a James Bond film and has reteamed with Trainspotting writer John Hodge to develop the story.
Previously, Yann Demange was considered a top choice for the job, which would have been an interesting if slightly unexpected move, but now MGM and Eon are looking to a more well-known name in the wake of Sam Mendes' departure from the franchise.
Joining the list of notable directors vying to helm the next Bond movie is Danny Boyle, who is best known for Slumdog Millionaire.More news: Snapchat redesign petition gets response, but it could make people even angrier
Boyle is apparently interested in the 25th chapter of the Bond franchise, which would see him team up with Daniel Craig for his last appearance as the spy.
With its late 2019 release date getting closer and closer, the latest James Bond film is still without a director. According to this report, MGM will wait until Hodge's script is done (which won't be for a few months) to decide whether or not to make Boyle's movie or move ahead with their current idea.
Recently, "Dunkirk" director Christopher Nolan had denied that he will be directing the next Bond film. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I'm rumoured to be doing it, ' Nolan had said. Sicario and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve was mentioned but he has chose to direct Dune instead, and everyone had expected MGM to announce Yann Demange ('71, upcoming true-life crime-drama White Boy Rick) to take up the mantle after Sam Mendes directed Skyfall and Spectre to massive blockbuster success. With no cast to pinpoint which one it is, speculations suggest that it could be the next "James Bond" film.