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Danny Boyle confirms he will direct next James Bond outing

March 20th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

We reported on this site a few weeks ago that Danny Boyle was in talks to direct Bond 25 and the rumour has been confirmed by Mr Boyle himself at a special screening of his new FX show Trust.

“We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that, really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now,” he said.

When pushed for more details, Boyle confirmed that John Hodge is currently expanding an idea the pair had for 007 into a script. Hodge and Boyle previously worked on Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, Trance and T2: Trainspotting together.

“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”

Considering what is happening in the world at the moment and how Bond has been dragged into more modern times, I predict Russian bad guys, cyberwarfare, drones, fake news and good old cold war paranoia being stirred up all over again for a new generation.  (Continues after pic)

M: “You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think I’m an accountant, a bean counter more interested in my numbers than your instincts. Well, I think you’re a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War, whose boyish charms, though wasted on me, obviously appealed to that young woman I sent out to evaluate you”

If nothing else, this statement shows a level of self awareness hither to unfound in the whole Bond franchise; as I have stated before, at least Police Academy gave up at seven.

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man