Danny Boyle on February 10, 2017 in BerlinTobias SCHWARZ
He had long been a fan of the adventures of 007, but had to give up the juicy franchise because of "artistic" differences: the Briton Danny Boyle will not eventually lead James Bond's next film.
Producers "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and (star actor) Daniel Craig today announce that Danny Boyle has decided not to realize + Bond 25+ due to artistic differences", said Tuesday, without further details, the official website of the franchise with reference to the 25th opus of the famous legend, which has no definitive title yet.
It was in May that the name of the Oscar-winning director of "Slumdog Millionnaire" was announced to lead the project, whose script was entrusted to John Hodge. The latter had already worked with Danny Boyle on Trainspotting & # 39;
Filmen would start in December and the film is scheduled for release in the autumn of 2019. It was not clear in the immediate future whether Danny Boyle's departure would postpone these deadlines.
The director, a big fan of films from Secret Agent 007, had just started the casting process to find the future villain and "Bondgirl", says Variety magazine.
The name of his replacement was not announced, but before he set his sights on Danny Boyle, the producers were interested in the Scottish David Mackenzie ("Comanche" – "Hell or High Water" in original version) and Quebecois Denis Villeneuve ("Blade"). Runner 2049 "," Incendies ").
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For "Bond 25" it will be the fifth time that Daniel Craig, 50, can handle the chic costume of the spy. The British actor announced in 2017 that this would probably be the last.
"What (the departure of Boyle) means for the future of Bond films is unclear," said James White, film critic for the British empire.
"You can imagine that the Hodge script is abandoned or rewritten (unless the producers decide to keep it meaningless), but the question is whether Daniel Craig will stay in the project," he said. he added.
The rumor is running and feeding social networks for months and even years: Idris Elba, 45, would he take over from Daniel Craig?
The British actor, born of a father from Sierra Leone and a mother from Ghana, recently fed the crowds with a tweet.
"My name is Elba, Idris Elba," wrote the actor and took over the famous 007 formula.
As early as 2015, Pierce Brosnan, one of the actors who played the secret agent in the cinema, believed that James Bond could be embodied by a "big black actor".
"Idris Elba certainly has the physique, the charisma and the presence" to play James Bond, the American-Irish had judged.