'Trainspotting' director Danny Boyle confirms he will be directing the next James Bond movie

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  • Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he will be directing the upcoming James Bond movie.
  • He’s currently working on a script with longtime screenwriting collaborator John Hodge.
  • If all goes according to plan, Boyle will begin shooting the movie by the end of this year.
  • The 25th Bond movie is slated for release November 2019 and will mark Daniel Craig’s last time playing 007.

After months of rumours, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he will be directing the upcoming James Bond movie.

Boyle talked about the project to Metro US Wednesday night in New York during a screening of his upcoming FX series, “Trust.” It seems he’s trying to make the Bond movie after he’s done with a project he’s about to work on, which has a script by “Love Actually” screenwriter, Richard Curtis.

“We are working on a script right now,” Boyle said. “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.”

“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter [for the James Bond movie], and I have got this idea,” Boyle continued. “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.”

Hodge has been a longtime collaborator of Boyle’s. He wrote “Trainspotting” and the 2017 sequel, as well as “Shallow Grave” and “The Beach.”

The 25th Bond movie currently has a release date of November 8, 2019. It will mark the final time Daniel Craig will play 007.

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