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Danny Boyle exits James Bond

The next James Bond film is once again in search of a director as formerly attached helmer Danny Boyle has exited the project over creative differences. The following official statement was posted this morning on the official James Bond site:

“Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25.”

Boyle, who took home an Academy Award for directing 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” previously worked with Craig’s Bond, albeit not for a feature film. In 2012, Boyle directed an opening ceremony for the Olympic games that also included Queen Elizabeth II. You can watch the segment in the player below:

Bond 25 was previously said to feature an original screenplay by John Hodge, the scribe behind Boyle’s “Trainspotting”. There is no word yet on whether or not another writer will be brought aboard in addition to a new director.

The 25th Bond film was supposed to b is expected to be Craig’s final appearance as Ian Fleming’s 007. He debuted in 2006’s “Casino Royale,” directed by Martin Campbell, and subsequently headlined Marc Forster’s “Quantum of Solace” in 2008 as well as two Sam Mendes helmed entries, “Skyfall” in 2012 and “SPECTRE” in 2015.

Cameras were scheduled to roll on “Bond 25” beginning December 3rd, eyeing a November 8, 2019 release. There’s no word yet as to whether or not either of those dates might end up being pushed, but check back for updates as they become available.

An EON Production with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the next James Bond film will be distributed domestically through Annapurna Pictures with Universal Pictures handling the international side.

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