Recently the currently untitled next James Bond film, known for now as Bond 25, took a huge blow in production as director Danny Boyle and the Bond production team split due to creative differences. Though there are a few rumors floating around about the reasons – which include not being able to agree on a cast – it’s not clear what happened between the two.
Now there is a much bigger issue. Without a director, the film cannot move forward with production. Which means that Bond 25 could miss its release date. More on the story below.
Bond 25 is without a director. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers who have been overseeing the James Bond franchise since the ’90s, and star Daniel Craig have announced that Danny Boyle will no longer be directing the next film in the series.
According to them, they split over “creative differences.” A term that is often thrown out there whenever something like this happens. In any case, the lack of any sort of development for the film was very telling. Now Wilson and Broccoli will have to start over and look at replacements if they want to get production started soon. And please don’t suggest Christopher Nolan. But more on that a little later. Check out the full story below.
Now that Daniel Craig‘s final James Bond film is in very early development, there are various distributors vying for the right to release the film here in the States. Sony had been releasing James Bond films here in the U.S. since 2006’s Casino Royale. However, their deal expired after the release of 2015’s Spectre, leaving various studios ranging from Warner Bros. to Universal battling for the rights to distribute the next film under their banner. Now it looks like Annapurna could be the one to do so. More on the story below.
While Eon Productions was in no hurry to announceJames Bond 25, they didn’t exactly lock star Daniel Craig down for the project. Various reports said that the actor was signed on, but there was no actual confirmation that he would be returning.
However, while stopping by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for an interview, the actor took the time to say that he would be returning as James Bond for a fifth and final time. More on the story and a video of Craig on The Late Show below.