The new front-runner to direct Bond 25 will make fans supremely happy 4 months ago

The new front-runner to direct Bond 25 will make fans supremely happy

Okay, now THIS could be interesting...

There's been a lot of talk lately over who will take over the director's chair for the next Bond movie.

Christopher Nolan has effectively taken himself out of the running, Sicario and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve was mentioned but he has decided 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.

However, now that AnnaPurna Pictures (Zero Dark Thirty, Phantom Thread) have successfully won the distribution rights to the Bond franchise after a bidding war with previous rights holders Sony, they are wanting to go in a new direction, and according to Variety, their major front-runner is none other than Danny Boyle.

Boyle has previously directed the likes of 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, Sunshine, The Beach, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours and the Best Picture Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, so he is obviously enough of a genre chameleon that he could absolutely stick the landing for a Bond movie.

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As per the report by Variety, Boyle is apparently very keen on the project, so it could be a match made in heaven (plus Boyle and Daniel Craig have worked together before for that London Olympics opening ceremony), but with a release date set for November 2019, a concrete confirmation sooner rather than later should be expected.

In the meantime, Boyle has his mini-series Trust due to hit the small screen pretty soon, which effectively tells the exact same story as Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World, but with Donald Sutherland in the Kevin Spacey Christopher Plummer role.

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