Danny Boyle’s replacement as director of the 25th James Bond film has been named as Cary Fukunaga. In a statement released on Thursday, producers confirmed the hire of the Beasts of No Nation film-maker, saying:
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
Filming will begin in March 2019 for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020 – just three months later than originally scheduled.
Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were reported to have met with numerous directors after Boyle dropped out in August over “creative differences”, said to revolve around Boyle’s script with Trainspotting writer John Hodge.