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Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next project
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Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next project

Daniel Craig has confirmed that his next project will be the new James Bond movie. 

Speaking to the Associated Press, Craig confirmed that he will soon begin work on the movie, which is currently simply known as Bond 25. 

When asked if he'd be working with Danny Boyle, Craig neither confirmed nor denied, simply saying: "We'll see". 

Earlier this year, it was reported that when it came to picking a director for the next Bond, Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Boyle was the producer's choice for the role, but that no formal offer had been made as yet. 

Then, it was reported that Boyle, along with writer John Hodge, had pitched an alternative story for the next Bond film, an idea which has interested producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson enough to pursue it. 

Boyle has now confirmed that and says he and Hodge are actively working on the script. He also said his first priority is to shoot a comedy, written by Richard Curtis, but he hopes to do the next Bond at the end of 2018. 

Reports last year had linked Yann Demange, best known for directing fiery thriller 71, Arrival/Blade Runner 2049 helmer Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie, director of Oscar-nominated drama Hell Or High Water, with the gig. Villeneuve has now ruled himself out, but if Boyle isn't involved, then Mackenzie and Demange will be back in the mix. 

It is already confirmed that 007 will return to action in November 2019, with November 8th in that year booked in for a US release and a slightly earlier date in the UK. Craig is confirmed to return for a fifth and likely final time. 

Spectre, Bond's last outing, is out now on DVD and available to order from hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. You can check out the full Bond catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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