With Bond 25 having lost its original director Danny Boyle, the producers are now searching for someone to take over the director’s chair. According to Deadline, there are now four filmmakers being considered to take Boyle’s place, including Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie, Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée, and White Boy Rick director Yann Demange. The most notable name on this shortlist, however, is Edgar Wright.
Although Wright’s career has largely consisted of comedies, he has proven himself to be a strong visual storyteller for action sequences. His most recent film, Baby Driver, is his most action-oriented effort to date complete with intense car chases and shootouts. Furthermore, in an interview with Los Angeles Times, he admitted he would be interested in helming a Bond movie:
“I would be a fool to say no, so I will definitely say never say never. I will say on the record that I’ll do a Bond movie.”
Although Bond 25 has halted production to find a new director, the producers still hope to release the film on time for its Fall 2019 release date. We shall see whether the movie retains its original release date once the production continues. It will also be interesting to see if either Wright or another filmmaker in the shortlist lands the gig to direct the film and take Boyle’s place.
Bond 25 is scheduled for release on November 8, 2019.