Danny Boyle has confirmed he and his writing accomplice are engaged on a script for the subsequent James Bond film.
Final month the filmmaker’s title was linked to the subsequent 007 movie, the 25th instalment within the British espionage franchise.
Requested whether or not there was any reality to hypothesis he could be helming the subsequent Bond film at a New York preview screening of his new TV present Belief on Wednesday, Boyle confirmed he and his long-time collaborator, the screenwriter John Hodge, had been thrashing out a screenplay.
“We’re engaged on a script proper now,” he advised Metro newspaper. “And all of it will depend on that actually. I’m engaged on a Richard Curtis script in the meanwhile. We hope to start out capturing that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond could be proper on the finish of the yr. However we’re engaged on them each proper now.”
Hodge and Boyle beforehand labored collectively on movies together with Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and The Seaside.
In February, editors at Selection reported that 61-year-old Slumdog Millionaire director was on the high of Bond bosses’ want listing to direct the forthcoming Bond movie, which is broadly believed to be Daniel Craig’s final because the tremendous spy.
Revealing that he and Hodge already had some inspiration for the plot, Boyle added: “We’ve obtained an concept, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I’ve obtained this concept, and John is writing it in the meanwhile. And all of it will depend on the way it seems. It could be silly of me to present any of it away.”
Simon Beaufoy, who wrote Belief, which centres on the kidnapping of oil inheritor John Paul Getty III, stated he didn’t envy Boyle’s workload, however added that the Oscar winner would excel in placing his personal spin on the Bond franchise after Sam Mendes’ two movies, Skyfall and Spectre.
“I can see Danny punching just a few holes in the best way that these Bond movies are made,” he defined. “Will probably be actually thrilling.”
The British filmmaker has already directed Craig as Bond as soon as earlier than, once they filmed a skit which additionally featured Queen Elizabeth II for the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.