Danny Boyle has confirmed he is planning to direct the next James Bond film.
In an interview with Metro, Boyle revealed he’s currently working on the script for James Bond 25 with Trainspotting writer John Hodge. Earlier reports indicated Boyle and Hodge had a specific idea for the new Bond movie, separate from the screenplay MGM and Eon were developing with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Skyfall, Spectre, Casino Royale).
“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 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”
If it all goes to plan, the filmmaker expects to start production as soon as this year. “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.”