News - September 20, 2018

True Detective's Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond movie, release delayed until 2020
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True Detective's Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond movie

True Detective creator Cary Fukunaga will take charge of the next James Bond movie. 

A new director had been sought after Danny Boyle has quit the project, with Yann Demange, best known for directing fiery thriller 71, Bart Layton, who has directed the much acclaimed American Animals, and S.J. Clarkson, who is attached to take charge of the next Star Trek movie, all linked with the role. 

In a surprise movie, producers have settled on Fukunaga, who has previously directed Jane Eyre and Beasts Of No Nation as well as True Detective. 

The film's release date has also been delayed. Production will now begin on March 4th in 2019, with the film hitting cinemas on February 14th in 2020. 

Speaking about the announcement, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure."

Last week it was Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters on Skyfall and Spectre, have returned to work on the new movie. 

Star Daniel Craig was confirmed earlier this month to star in a new project with Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson, which begins production at the end of the year. 

Bond 25 is widely expected to be 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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