Danny Boyle Opens Up About Leaving BOND 25 and Says It's a "Great Shame"

Before True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga signed on to direct Bond 25, Danny Boyle was supposed to do it. He was deep in the process of developing it, but it came to a point where he and the producers had creative differences in the direction for the film so Boyle ended up parting ways.

I was actually looking forward to seeing what Boyle would do with the Bond franchise, but I guess it was just never meant to be. While talking to Empire, Boyle said that the script he penned with his Trainspotting co-writer John Hodge “wasn’t finished, but it could have been really good.” He went on to explain that it is a great shame things didn’t work out:

“We were working very, very well, but they didn’t want to go down that route with us. So we decided to part company, and it would be unfair to say what it was because I don’t know what Cary is going to do. I got a very nice message from him and I gave him my best wishes. It is just a great shame.”

Since Boyle has left the project, there have been reports that Rami Malek is wanted for the villain role and Billy Magnussen as a CIA operative. We don’t have any story details on what Fukunaga and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns are developing from the franchise, but as a fan of Bond, it’s hard not to be excited for what it could be.

Boyle’s next project is a musical comedy film project called Yesterday, which is about a man who one day is the only person to remember songs by the Beatles and makes a career by plagiarizing their music.

Would you have liked to see Boyle get to make his Bond movie?

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