Bond and Boyle no more.
It seemed that the milestone Bond 25 was finally coming along, with star Daniel Craig back, and director Danny Boyle stepping in direct. However, the film just hit a major roadblock, as it his been announced that Boyle has dropped out of directing Bond 25, due to “creative differences”
Here’s the announcement that was made on the official James Bond Twitter Account: “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25.”
As stated, most fans were pretty happy with the thought of a director like Boyle taking on 007. The 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later director is known for his unique and kinetic visual style – which fans were intrigued to see married to the espionage action of Bond. Moreover, Boyle himself had been teasing a concept for his Bond film – a concept that was as intriguingly exciting as it was secretive:
“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.”
It will be interesting to see if we now get to learn more from Boyle about what his vision of the next Bond film would’ve been, and if it was that idea that led to creative friction with the producers.
For now, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will presumably need to scramble to find a replacement director, as Bond 25 was already set to go into production, with a previously announced production start of December, over at Pinewood Studios over in the UK.