AceShowbiz - Danny Boyle has weighed in on the debate over who should be the next actor to play James Bond by tipping Robert Pattinson for the role.
Early last year (18), it was announced the filmmaker had been tapped to direct the upcoming 25th movie in the spy thriller franchise - which is thought to be leading man Daniel Craig's last. Although Danny was replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga shortly afterwards due to creative differences, he has pitched Robert as his suggestion for who should take over the iconic role.
The "Trainspotting" filmmaker told The Guardian that after watching the 33-year-old's science-fiction horror film "High Life (2019)", he knew the star was the perfect fit for 007.
"It was so bizarre, because I was sitting there thinking, 'Oh my God, they should get him to be the next Bond'," he quipped
When asked if he thought the "Twilight" star may be too young to play the character, the 62-year-old scoffed: "No, no. He must be in his 30s. How old was (Sean) Connery? He's ready now."
The British heartthrob may not be available to play the super spy, however, as it was recently revealed he's landed the role of Batman in a new DC Comics movie due out in 2021.
Danny also opened up about why he initially signed up for the "Bond 25" project, and hinted that, while he had reservations over the gig, the money was too tempting.
"You've got to go into that stuff optimistically. It's like falling in love. You can't go in guarded and trying to protect yourself," he shared. "You have to be open-hearted and prepared to be hurt - and so what if you get a bit of bruising? You get well-paid and well looked after. At the end of the day these are champagne problems."
"Bond 25" - which is yet to receive an official title - will hit theatres from 3 April 2020.