More details about Danny Boyle's James Bond movie emerge, Trainspotting writer John Hodge developing new script
More details have emerged about the possibility of Danny Boyle taking charge of the next James Bond movie.
Yesterday (February 21st), it was reported that Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Boyle was the producer's choice for the role, but that no formal offer had been made as yet.
Now, according to Deadline, it appears that there's more to the story. Boyle, along with writer John Hodge, has 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.
Hodge is currently writing the script for that version, when he finishes, producers will assess his script and decide if they want to use it, or go with the finished script Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written already.
If producers choose Hodge's version, Boyle will almost certainly direct, if not, then another director will be sought.
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. Daniel Craig is confirmed to return for a fifth and likely final time.
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