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Danny Boyle may already be working on Bond story with Trainspotting writer

02.21.2018

There have been quite a number of potential directors named to take the helm of James Bond's twenty-fifth adventure, and the word on the street at the moment is that Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING) is high on list, but according to Deadline, Boyle's involvement with the franchise may be a little further along than we had thought.

If you'll recall, Danny Boyle directed the opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics, which included a bit involving James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Queen Elizabeth II herself. The director then came up with an idea for a "very specific" Bond movie and teamed up with TRAINSPOTTING writer John Hodge to work out the beats. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson apparently sparked to the idea, leading to Hodge beginning to quietly work on a screenplay. John Hodge's work on the script won't be completed for several months, but if everything works out, there's every reason to believe that Danny Boyle will take the helm of the next Bond film. If it turns out that MGM and the producers don't like the script, they'll likely return to the existing idea from long-time Bond writers Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, as well as reach out to other directors such as Yann Demange (WHITE BOY RICK) and David Mackenzie (HELL OR HIGH WATER), who have long been on the short-list to direct the film. Obviously none of this is official, but it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

The next James Bond film is currently set for a November 8, 2019 release.

Source: Deadline

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