Danny Boyle named as new favourite to direct next James Bond movie, Christopher Nolan out of running
Danny Boyle has emerged as the new favourite to direct the next James Bond movie.
According to Variety, Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Boyle is the producer's choice for the role and has a long-standing interest in directing 007, but no formal offer has been made as yet.
Boyle's ascent to the top comes two days after Christopher Nolan, a perennial favourite for the role, ruled himself out of the running, telling the BBC: "I won’t be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it."
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 it is thought Demange remains in producer's thoughts as well as Boyle.
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. Daniel Craig is confirmed to return for a fifth and likely final time.
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