With production on the twenty-fifth entry in the James Bond series underway, the studio is looking at a famous director to helm.
Reportedly, Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, Steve Jobs) is the number one name on MGM’s list of potential directors. Boyle is interested in the project and has always wanted to direct a Bond movie, but apparently no former offer from the studio has been made yet. Boyle is currently working on another project, but as the movie isn’t very far into pre-production at all, it could be delayed should Boyle become attached.
Sam Mendes, who directed the acclaimed Skyfall and the less acclaimed Spectre is already confirmed to not be returning. With Daniel Craig set to return in the iconic role, new distributor Annapurna Pictures wanted a big-name director as well. White Boy Rick director Yann Demange was also strongly considered, but the distributor is now more keen on Boyle.
It’s been three years since the last Bond film, and MGM and Eon are taking their time to find the proper post-Sam Mendes direction for the franchise. Daniel Craig has been vocal about wanting to eventually leave the role, but they’ve got him for at least one more movie, and it seems they want to make the best of it.
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