Trainspotting director Danny Boyle confirms he is working on the next James Bond movie 2 years ago

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle confirms he is working on the next James Bond movie

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Danny Boyle has confirmed that he will be directing the 25th James Bond movie.

The man behind acclaimed films, including Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later made the announcement at a special screening of his new TV series, Trust in New York.

Speaking to Metro US, Boyle put to rest recent speculation, saying: "We are working on a script right now."

"And it all depends on that really. I am working on a [Love Actually, Blackadder director] 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."

On top of this, Boyle went on to say that he will be working on the new Bond movie with his long-time collaborator, screenwriter John Hodge who helped him to adapt Trainspotting and its sequel T2: Trainspotting 2 for the big screen.

"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."

The news, however, has not yet been confirmed officially by any of the Bond producers, MGM or Eon Productions.

Bond 25 will be the final time actor Daniel Craig reprises his role as the secret agent with speculation still rife as to whom his successor will be.

Although Luther-star Idris Elba has long been a possible contender, Tom Hardy has become one of the hot favourites more recently alongside Tom Hiddlestone.

But look, nobody knows, so for the time being we're just going to say the new James Bond will be a Tom of some sort.

Bond 25 is currently slated to be released on 8 November 2019.