Iconic British director is ‘top of list’ for Bond 25

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle is reportedly top of the list of potential directors for James Bond’s 25th instalment.

Last year, it was repotted that Blade Runner 2049 director Dennis Villenuve was approached to take on the huge franchise’s milestone film. Though he said it would be a “deep pleasure”, the filmmaker said he turned it down to work on his ‘dream project’, Dune – an an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name.

Now, Variety reports that British director Danny Boyle is high on MGM and Eon’s list to take charge on Daniel Craig’s final outing. He is best known for helming iconic films such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach and more.

Boyle was previously linked to Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), which ended up being in the hands of Sam Mendes, who has stepped down from the director’s chair for the next edition.

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Though Boyle is apparently in discussions, no offer has been made as of yet.

The new Bond film will be released in November 2019, with a confirmed theatrical release date of November 8 2019 in the US. It was previously reported that Beyonce is in talks to record the theme song.

Meanwhile, looking forward to Bond 26, it has been rumoured that pop star Harry Styles could portray the next 007.

The ‘Sign of The Times’ singer, 23, received the endorsement from Spectre editor Lee Smith after he scored plaudits for his big screen debut  as a beleagured soldier in Dunkirk last year.

“Harry could do it. If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it,” Smith said.