With its late 2019 release date getting closer and closer, the latest James Bond film is still without a director.
It's not the first time that the man behind Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting has attracted the attention of Bond execs, as he was eyed-up for both Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Boyle would certainly be an interesting choice for Bond, given his slate of eclectic, often boundary-pushing films.
Once Hodge turns in his script, MGM and the producers will either shelve the initial idea for Bond 25 and move forward with Boyle's version or they will return to the script written by franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade without the Trainspotting duos involvement.
According to a new report from Variety earlier today, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has finalized its wishlist for helming the project and Boyl now sits at the top of the pile.
And it seems that Danny Boyle's CV (and presumably box office appeal) haven't gone unnoticed by the execs behind the James Bond film franchise, as he's reportedly their main target to helm the 25th film.
Demange is a French director best known for '71 and White Boy Rick.
Nolan said: "I won't be the man (to direct the next Bond)". Speculations are that he was given the offer of $110 million to stay James Bond though no further clarifications have come from Daniel or studio, he has definitely signed the film and will return as James Bond for one or maybe more films.
Recently, "Dunkirk" director Christopher Nolan had denied that he will be directing the next Bond film.
Considering that "James Bond" is scheduled to land in theaters on November 28, 2019, fans are expecting more information to be released in the coming weeks.