Danny Boyle Confirmed To Direct JAMES BOND 25 and Release Date Announced
Danny Boyle is officially set to direct the upcoming James Bond 25 film from an original screenplay being written by John Hodge. These two guys have worked together over the years on films such as The Beach and the Trainspotting films. For the most part, I like the films that Danny Boyle has made and I'm actually looking forward to seeing what he ends up doing with the James Bond franchise.
Thanks to Variety, we now know when Bond 25 will be released. MGM will release the film in the United States on November 8th, 2019. Universal Pictures recently won the international distribution rights, and they will release the film in the U.K. on October 25th.
Like many of you, I'm a big fan of the James Bond franchise and I really hope that this next film ends up being a great one. With Boyle at the helm, I'm sure he'll end up bringing something unique to the franchise.
EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had this to say in a statement:
"We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise. We will begin shooting ‘Bond 25’ at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”
MGM’s chairman of the board of directors Kevin Ulrich added:
"Under the leadership of Michael and Barbara, we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring the next 007 adventure to the big screen uniting the incomparable Daniel Craig with the extraordinary vision of Danny Boyle."
MGM films president Jonathan Glickman offered up a statement of his own:
"It has been 16 years since ‘Die Another Day’ was distributed by MGM and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Universal."
Then chairman of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley, said:
"Universal is extremely proud to collaborate with Michael, Barbara and MGM on the international marketing and distribution of Bond 25. The unparalleled combination of Danny’s innovative filmmaking and Daniel’s embodiment of 007 ensured we simply had to be partners in the next chapter of this iconic series."
Are you excited for this next James Bond movie? Do you think Danny Boyle will deliver a great film?