Danny Boyle Talks Leaving ‘Bond 25’; Calls It a “Great Shame”

The development process of Bond 25 has been more tumultuous than usual, but those familiar with the Bond franchise certainly know it's been no stranger to drama over the decades. Initially for the Spectre sequel, the Bond producers were looking at hiring a fresh-faced talent to direct, with filmmakers like Yann Demange (’71) and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) reportedly making the shortlist. But a last-minute pitch by Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle spurred the producers to change direction and hire Boyle to take the helm of Bond 25, using an original story he …

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