Danny Boyle is directing Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film

Filming starts at the end of the year

Danny Boyle has been confirmed as the director for Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film.

The Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director confirmed the news this afternoon, and spoke to Metro about how progress is coming along. Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge is currently penning 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,” Boyle told Metro. “It all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”

Filming is reported due to begin at the end of this year, with the next instalment in the series already given a November 8, 2019 release date.

Last year, it was confirmed that Craig would return to the titular role, despite rumours that he was to leave the franchise.

Craig’s involvement in the new film had been a hotly-debated topic for some time. It was reported back in April that the actor had “just about been persuaded” to return as Bond for at least one more film, which came after comments he made back in October 2015 where he claimed that he’d “rather slash my wrists” than take up the role again.