Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he has scored the latest James Bond project, Bond 25, which is set to begin filming this year.

007‘s missions are a piece of cinematic history, with Bond gracing the big screen (on and off) since 1962’s Dr. No. However, the franchise hasn’t been without its troubles, but in 2006, Martin Campbell’s gritty Casino Royale, saw Daniel Craig’s steely Bond take the series to new heights.

Now, despite the uncertainty surrounding Bond 25, MGM has finally locked in a director for the sequel.

Rumours had already begun to swirl around Boyle, but speaking to Metro US at a screening of his new FX series Trust, the director explained that Bond 25 was next on his agenda:

“We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

Though he didn’t give any details of what James might face in this story, Boyle did confirmed that he is once again working with long-time collaborator John Hodge, who he’s worked with on the likes of Trainspotting, Trance, and The Beach:

“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”

Danny Boyle has tackled just about every genre through his extensive career, from horror (28 Days Later) and science fiction (Sunshine), to Oscar-winning drama (Slumdog Millionaire) and biographical stories (127 Hours) so it’s safe to say that Bond is in good hands.


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