Boyle broke the news Wednesday night at a special screening in New York for his new FX series Trust.
“We are working on a script right now,” he said when asked if he’s directing the next film in the franchise. “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.”
Boyle also said during the interview that John Hodge is expanding on an idea for Bond 25. Hodge and Boyle have had a long time working relationship on projects such as Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach, Trance, and A Life Less Ordinary.
“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge — the screenwriter — and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment,” Boyle said. “And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”
Daniel Craig is set to return as 007 in the new movie, which is slated for release on Nov. 8, 2019.
Boyle won an Oscar for directing Slumdog Millionaire, which also won Best Picture. His other credits include 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Trainspotting and Shallow Grave. He’s represented by WME.
Tracking Board columnist Neil Turitz also weighed in on how he feels about Boyle being chosen to direct Bond 25, you can read about it here.
This was first reported by Variety.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern