The director of the next James Bond picture has already been found.
Deadline reports Beasts of No Nation‘s Cary Fukunaga will sit the director chair left empty by Danny Boyle earlier this month. In a statement, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said, “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
But with Fukunaga’s appointment comes word that the film will be delayed from its November 2019 release date. Which, to be honest, always seemed ambitious even when Boyle was attached.
The Trainspotting director left the project over creative differences with Broccoli and Wilson. His story was said to center on a “new Cold War” in a script co-written by Boyle and frequent collaborator John Hodges. The script side-stepped the work of perennial Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. With Boyle’s departure, the pair returned to write Bond 25, which will reportedly incorporate some of Boyle’s idea into their previously defined concept for the film.
Daniel Craig returns as 007 one more time as Bond 25 aims for a 2020 release.