British filmmaker Danny Boyle, director of films like Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, has confirmed he is set to direct the next James Bond film.
Although the James Bond project does not have a title yet, the plan is to begin filming at the end of this year in order to meet the release date of November 8th, 2019.
Discussing the project with Metro UK, Boyle shared that the film’s script is being written by Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge: “We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and 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.”
Boyle had previously been a candidate to direct the last two James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, but both of those films ended up being directed by Sam Mendes. Rumors surrounding the next director for this upcoming James Bond film included candidates such as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve, but both of them turned down the offer and Boyle was able to step in.
Before he begins working on James Bond, Boyle is linking with Richard Curtis to deliver an untitled music-themed comedy for Universal.
Watch the trailer for Transpotting below to see what Danny Boyle is bringing to the James Bond franchise.