The next installment of the iconic James Bond series following Agent 007 has quite a history to it. The film is scheduled for an April 2020 release with Cary Joji Fukunaga as director, however his road to the director’s chair was a bit hectic. Initially Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) was supposed to direct the upcoming spy blockbuster, but left the project due to creative differences.
In a recent interview regarding his upcoming film Yesterday, Boyle explained more about his situation with the film. The director stated that, “I learned my lesson that I am not cut out [for franchises] otherwise you’re digging in the same hole…I am better not quite in the mainstream franchise movies, is the honest answer.” Boyle also had his writing partner John Hodge on board as writer for the upcoming feature, however there were many creative differences regarding the script. Boyle did express his disappointment in not completing the film’s script with Hodge, stating that it, “Wasn’t finished, but it could have been really good”.
Despite the unfortunate fact that Boyle’s Bond will never become a reality, he’s still doing big things in the future. The director still has films like Yesterday coming out very soon where he can have more of a creative say on his own passion projects. Hopefully the next Bond film will also have passion and care behind it, despite the troublesome production.
Bond 25 is set for release on April 8th 2020.