James Bond 25 loses Danny Boyle as director

James Bond 25 loses Danny Boyle as director

James Bond 25 loses Danny Boyle as director

James Bond 25 is now scheduled to hit North Amercian theaters on November 8, 2019, with a United Kingdom release set for October 25, 2019.

Via Twitter, MGM confirmed today that, due to creative differences with lead star Daniel Craig and the franchise's producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Boyle will no longer helm the next installment in the popular spy series, with a search for his replacement presumably underway.

The Trainspotting director will not be making the next 007 film.

Sources tell Variety Eon and Boyle were in the early stages of casting the new Bond girl and villain prior to the December production start.

Boyle officially signed onto the project back in May, with the producers dropping their original script from Bond veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade in favour of a screenplay penned by Boyle's frequent collaborator John Hodge.

The pair previously worked together on a short film for the London 2012 Olympics.

Bond 25 will be Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 after playing the role in four movies prior: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.

Evidently, their plan backfired as Sony and Boyle have now parted ways, citing "creative differences". Daniel Craig is still on board to return as James Bond, but the project is now without a director. Anyway, there's only one man for the directing job: Elba, Idris Elba.

"What this means for the future of the Bond movies is unclear - obviously Wilson and Broccoli will move to find a new director", said James White, a film writer for British entertainment magazine Empire.

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