Danny Boyle Confirms Involvement in 'Bond 25', Filming May Start at the End of the Year

The 'Slumdog Millionaire' helmer says John Hodge is writing the script and whether or not he will direct the movie will 'depend on that.'

AceShowbiz - It's confirmed! Danny Boyle is working on "Bond 25" with an eye to direct it. The director talked about his involvement in the next installment of the spy action film franchise when met at a special screening of his new FX series "Trust" on Wednesday night, March 14.

When asked by Metro New York if he would direct the next James Bond film, Boyle said, "We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that, really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year."

He additionally revealed that his longtime writing partner John Hodge ("Trainspotting", "Trance", "The Beach") is writing the script. "We've got an idea, John Hodge - the screenwriter - and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away," he said, stopping short before he gave away too much.

Boyle has been reported as the top choice to direct "Bond 25", though MGM has not confirmed the director's involvement in the 25th James Bond movie. Known for his works including "Trainspotting", "28 Days Later", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours", he most recently directed "T2: Trainspotting" and produced "Battle of the Sexes".

Another acclaimed director Christopher Nolan and "White Boy Rick" director Yann Demange were also rumored being considered for the job, but Nolan denied the report. "No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I'm rumored to be doing it," said the "Dunkirk" helmer. Demange, meanwhile, has been ruled out for the gig since the studio was reportedly looking for a more well-known name to direct the movie.

Since the script is still being worked on, there's no word on plot details. %cDaniel Craig%, who previously said 2015's "Spectre" would be his last Bond movie, has been confirmed to reprise his role as the British spy agent for the next installment.

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