Director Danny Boyle quits James Bond film

Production on the film, the 25th installment in the franchise's history, was set to begin in December, with a release date scheduled for October 25th, 2019 in the United Kingdom and November 8th, 2019 worldwide.

Directors dipping out of films after previously appearing super excited about grabbing the wheel isn't uncommon - if we had a dollar for every time a project swapped or lost directors, or every time a director was sacked during filming, we'd be swimming in cash - but what's interesting here is the mention of "creative differences".

According to sources close to Variety, Boyle and the brass at production company Eon Productions were gearing up to select a new Bond girl and a villain in preparation to put Bond 25 behind cameras in December.

Danny Boyle, who was slated to direct Bond 25, has left the project.

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Bond 25 have gone their separate ways.

The pair worked together on two "Trainspotting" movies, in 1996 and 2017, and "The Beach", starring Leonardo di Caprio.




Based on how much fans have adored Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond, it is clear this Craig's swan song needs to be spectacular.

Bond 25 is set to be the fifth and final Bond movie to feature Daniel Craig, so the stakes are already high to make sure that Craig goes out of the franchise with a bang. However, it's now officially OK to start mourning the fact we aren't going to get a James Bond film through Boyle's unique vision.

Craig has previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

British actor Idris Elba stoked rumours earlier this month that he was set to be the first black actor to play Bond, posting a cryptic Twitter message along one of the character's best-known lines.

It was also viewed as a surprise that the filmmaker, who had avoided franchises in the past, would board the Bond machine.

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said at the time that they were "delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented" director would be working on the picture.

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