News - August 22, 2018

Danny Boyle quits new James Bond movie
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Danny Boyle quits new James Bond movie

Danny Boyle has quit as director of the forthcoming James Bond movie. 

Boyle's departure was confirmed last night (August 21st), with producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig announcing the decision. 


The Trainspotting director was due to work from a script from long-time collaborator John Hodge, with production beginning on December 3rd this year at Pinewood Studios, but a new director will now be sought. 

Universal Pictures will release the film in the UK and internationally, with the exception of the US where MGM will release the film in the United States on November 8th in 2019 through a partnership with Annapurna Pictures. The UK release date remains October 25th in 2019 at present. 

The film is widely expected to be Daniel Craig's last as 007. 

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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