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Oscar Winning Director Danny Boyle To Direct The 25th James Bond Movie

It’s official! Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond movie.

The yet-to-titled 25th installment in the Bond series will star Daniel Craig in his fifth and probably the final ride as 007. As rumoured, Boyle will direct, from a script by his long-time collaborator John Hodge. The duo worked together on two Trainspotting movies and The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

The Oscar-winning director has previously directed a small segment of James Bond with Daniel Craig for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, featuring a spoof with the Queen in it. The film is expected to be Craig’s last time playing the British spy, having previously starred in Casino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfall and Spectre.

Boyle is known for his kinetic visual style, pop-musical choices and street-level subject matter and for him this might be a challenge to tell the story of the most celebrated spy in cinema.

Bond25 will begin production in December and will be released by MGM with Universal Pictures, ending the franchise’s distribution deal with Sony. The film hits screens in October 2019.