The producers of Bond 25 have whittled down Danny Boyle's replacement to three choices
Some VERY interesting choices in here...
Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting) was signed on to direct the 25th James Bond movie... until he wasn't.
The rumoured reasons why range from the producers being unhappy with Boyle's choice of villain (relative unknown Tomasz Kot), to the fact that Boyle's script actually ended with James Bond being murdered.
Whatever the actual reason, he stepped out of the director's chair (and moved on to a new movie with Ed Sheeran playing Ed Sheeran), but with the release date of 25 October 2019 still expected to be kept, producers are on the hunt for his replacement, and according to Variety, these are three primary candidates for the role:
Yann Demange. He's been in conversation pretty much since the start of the director hunt, having blown everyone away with his fantastic war thriller '71.
His new movie White Boy Rick is getting a lot of Oscar talk, which is probably why he's on the producers' radar in the first place.
Clip via Sony Pictures Entertainment
S.J. Clarkson. A veteran TV director, having worked on several episodes of Orange Is The New Black, Jessica Jones, Dexter, House, and The Defenders, she has just been signed up to direct the currently untitled Star Trek sequel.
However, the fact that movie has run into some big problems - both Chrises Hemsworth and Pine have hit walls with their pay negotiations - means she might suddenly be free to pursue other projects.
Bart Layton. Another left-field choice, having blown everyone away with his documentary The Imposter, and now his new movie American Animals is getting a lot of positive chatter.
We actually spoke to him quiet recently, but not about Bond, unfortunately: