During a special screening for his new series on FX “Trust,” Danny Boyle admitted that not only will he be taking on the enormous task of directing the next Bond film, but that apparently the current plan is to begin before the end of the year. The man tasked with writing the next part in the iconic franchise is none other than John Hodge and the two have proven to be quite the dynamic duo in the past having previously worked together on “Trainspotting”, “A Life Less Ordinary”, and “Trance” to name a few.
“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 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now. 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.”
Boyle has won numerous awards including the 1994 BAFTA for Best British Film for Shallow Grave and two years later The Empire Award for Best Director, and in 2008 he took home the Academy Award for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire, the most successful British film of the decade.
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