James Bond 25 Director & Release Date Confirmed

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Danny Boyle teams up with Daniel Craig as he is confirmed as the next James Bond film director

Moreover, Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle has been confirmed to be directing the film from an original screenplay by John Hodge (Trainspotting).

'It's been 21 years since Tomorrow Never Dies was distributed by MGM and it's incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Universal'.

Production is set to begin on December 3 at UK's Pinewood Studios. The world famous spy's 25th film will first be hitting United Kingdom cinemas on October 25th, 2019, followed two weeks later by a U.S. release on November 8th. Filming is scheduled to begin on December 3. And when I say "quite adamant", I mean, he told the Guardian he would "rather slash [his] wrists", which is pretty strong. He previously said: "We're working on a script at the moment..."

When last we heard about Bond 25, we knew that Daniel Craig was on board and that Sunshine director Danny Boyle was basically a sure thing for the spy franchise's milestone movie. Daniel Craig will return as James Bond. That's a big get for all companies involved, since Bond is a huge franchise to work with and was hard-won by all during a rumor-heavy bidding war.

Sony's Bond contract expired in 2015 and numerous major studios competed for the chance to distribute the profitable franchise.

This kind of challenge isn't exactly unique for Boyle, however, as he previously shot principal photography on his 2013 thriller Trance, then put that aside for a year so he could create and direct the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, after which he completed post-production on Trance. "I'm better working at a lower level of money really because I like that discipline of not having enough money to pull off whatever it is you want to pull off".

Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson have also made a statement. "The unparalleled combination of Danny's innovative filmmaking and Daniel's embodiment of 007 ensured we simply had to be partners in the next chapter of this iconic series".

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