Danny Boyle Being Eyed To Direct Bond 25

Well, this is certainly a bit unexpected.

Last we heard in regards to the director hunt for Bond 25, MGM’s shortlist was whittled down to three: Yann Demange, David Mackenzie and Denis Villeneuve. And though the latter is still riding high following his success on Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve recently distanced himself from the prospect of helming the pic due to his ongoing commitment to Dune over at Legendary.

That left many thinking that Demange was the clear favorite, but now a new contender has entered the ring, with Variety reporting that Danny Boyle, of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame, is being eyed for the job. It’s not a done deal just yet, but apparently the studio wants a big name to get behind the camera and Boyle’s who they’re trying to rope in.

Following the lukewarm reception to Spectre, Daniel Craig has long made it clear

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