2009 Oscars-winning director Danny Boyle could be the man behind the next James Bond movie. Of the matter, The Sun broke the news that the British director has made quite an impression at Bond producer Barbara Broccoli with his awards-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" movie that he is offered the opportunity to direct "Bond 23".
"Danny is the man of the moment and he is being bombarded with offers from studios," the trade reported as quoting a source. "He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by Barbara. The EON team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond. Danny has always insisted he is more interested in the film than the money."
The tipster furthermore continued explaining, "However, with Daniel Craig's involvement and the way the films are now structured - with the emphasis on the characters and plot rather than gags and gadgets - it is right up Danny's street. Everyone on the EON team thinks Danny would be a fantastic addition to the Bond family."
"Bond 23" will be the next installment of the James Bond movie franchise after the November 2008 release of the Marc Forster-directed "Quantum of Solace". While this proposed project has been speculated to be a part of a Bond trilogy, latest Bond star Daniel Craig has slammed down the possibility earlier. As for the director, Forster has refused to confirm his involvement in the movie, opening doors for speculation on who will take on the project.
Danny Boyle is best known for his work on such film as "Trainspotting", "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine". But, it is his rag-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" that successfully brought him various awards for his directing work, including the Best Director title from the coveted 81st Academy Awards and 66th Golden Globe Awards.
UPDATE: The speculation that Danny Boyle could be up for next Bond movie's director has been denied by the "Slumdog Millionaire" director himself. "I enjoy the Bond movies, always have and always will, but I have no plans to direct one," he told Entertainment Weekly (EW) via e-mail. "I don't know who came up with the story, but please tell them I'm very flattered to be thought of!" In an interesting twist, EW reported that Boyle is in talks with Sony Pictures of helming "My Fair Lady".