Trainspotting's Danny Boyle set to direct new James Bond film 4 years ago

Trainspotting's Danny Boyle set to direct new James Bond film

The Trainspotting director has confirmed he is working on a script for Bond 25.

Manchester-born director Danny Boyle has revealed that he will likely be taking the reigns on the upcoming James Bond film, the 25th in the franchise's history, and he is currently working on a script with  frequent collaborator John Hodge, who wrote his film adaptation for Trainspotting. 

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Boyle is perhaps best known for bringing Irvine Welsh's seminal novel to the big screen, along with directing cult classics Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later and recent hits 127 Hours and Steve Jobs.

His most popular film to date is arguably 2008's Slumdog Millionaire, which picked up eight Academy Awards including Best Director.

“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" he told Metro US.

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“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 added.

The film could be Daniel Craig's last as 007, after he previously stated he would rather die than reprise the role, before confirming on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he would definitely be returning one more time.