Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle as director

James Bond through the years Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle as director
Stacy Diaz | 20 September, 2018, 16:26

Citing creative differences, the Trainspotting director stepped away from the project, leaving Bond 25 with no director. Secondly, the release date will make Bond 25 the first series entry since Licence to Kill not to be released in the fall (as that movie dropped in summer 1989).

MGM, EON Productions, and Universal Pictures meant to begin filming Bond 25, now Daniel Craig's fifth time playing agent 007, by the end of this year.

Broccoli and Wilson said: "We are delighted to be working with Cary". Bond 25 had previously been scheduled for a November 2019 release.

He will return with a new limited series for Netflix, Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, on Friday.

Boyle allegedly refused to kill James Bond off, as he reportedly fought against Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli's plans for Bond to die "in dramatic fashion" at the end of the next movie.

The filmmaker has been described as a "left field" choice by the James Bond International Fan Club, but that his hiring is "in keeping with the art house, independent sensibility" of other names that had been attached to the franchise.

He also wrote and directed the 2009 film Sin Nombre and the 2011 film Jane Eyre.

The film will serve as Craig's final outing as the iconic British spy, following massive critical and commercial success with Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

Fukunaga is best known for directing Beasts of No Nation, a war drama co-starring Idris Elba, who received a Bafta nomination for his performance as a brutal paramilitary.