Danny Boyle has left Bond25 over 'creative differences'

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https://twitter.com/007/status/1031951674544476160

"Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25."
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  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,367MI6 Agent
    :# :s :( :o :s
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,133MI6 Agent
    how long before we hear that Sam Mendes has the gig?

    Ugh.
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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,292MI6 Agent
    Just saw this on Twitter.

    But according to you, Someone, Boyle was never directing Bond 25! :007)

    It does make you wonder whether they have someone in the wings. The logical candidate would be Mendes, I'm afraid.
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
    edited August 2018
    :))

    Everybody should rejoice.
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  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,646MI6 Agent
    It will almost have to be Mendes if they are to keep the date.

    This has all the makings of a disaster. I wonder if it means Craig moves on? Talk about turmoil...
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,292MI6 Agent
    The next question is: what does it mean for the script? Back to Purvis and Wade?

    There will be no role now for a Maori tough guy, one would assume.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,133MI6 Agent
    Betcha Craig walks. If memory serves, Boyle was the main thing keeping him for a 5th film.
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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,292MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    :))

    Everybody should rejoice.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,133MI6 Agent
    Here's a thought: James Gunn. He's no longer doing GotG 3 due to that whole twitter thing. He'd bring a fun energy to Bond.

    But I bet they go with either Martin Campbell or Sam Mendes. Those guys could slide into the in-progress Bond apparatus pretty easily.
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  • clublosclublos Jacksonville, FLPosts: 193MI6 Agent
    I cannot say I'm disappointed.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,569MI6 Agent
    Mendes really does seem most likely. The new director is already in place. I don't think Broccoli and Wilson would let him leave otherwise. They must be going back to their original plan before Boyle came in. They had Craig signed on with a Purvis and Wade script, so Boyle couldn't have been the reason Craig agreed to do Bond. Craig probably signed on for the money, just like he said.
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  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,646MI6 Agent
    edited August 2018
    If they liked Boyle’s idea well enough to hire him in the first place, what changed? He must’ve really gone off the rails, because they don’t do this sort of thing on a whim.

    I also assume Craig’s name was included in the press release to quiet any speculation that he is no longer attached to the project.
  • clublosclublos Jacksonville, FLPosts: 193MI6 Agent
    I am, however, disappointed if this results in a delay.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,569MI6 Agent
    If they liked Boyle’s idea well enough to hire him in the first place, what changed? He must’ve really gone off the rails, because they don’t do this sort of thing on a whim.

    Yes, they hired him because of his creative idea. "Creative differences" doesn't necessarily mean that's he left for creative reasons. It's a catch-all term that sounds more polite than the reality could be. There could be a personal reason why Boyle left that he doesn't want to share.
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  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    Wow. I am genuinely surprised/mildly shocked by this news. I guess Boyle had a distinct vision where he wanted to take Bond and EON were not able to compromise. The only other guess is Boyle felt intimidated by the size of the film? He mentioned in an interview about finding the prospect of making Bond a bit daunting. If I can find the quote I'll put it up.

    Anyway, very surprising news. Be interesting to see if all or much of the screenplay is rewritten. I got the impression Boyle and Hodges were a team, but if Hodges wants to stick around (hey, it's show business, no time for sentiment!) I guess the next director can work from his screenplay.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,133MI6 Agent
    I would not be shocked in the slightest if we got an announcement that Christopher Nolan signed on for a Bond trilogy with Tom Hardy as Bond. It's been his dream job, by all accounts.
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  • ToTheRightToTheRight Posts: 314MI6 Agent
    I was very skeptical on Boyle so called "great idea" anyway. Perhaps his amazing idea was to make the code name theory canon, and Barbara and Michael have finally come to their senses?
  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 512MI6 Agent
    I’m hoping Martin Campbell comes in. What a wonderful job he did with Casino Royale and Goldeneye was very good as well.
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  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    edited August 2018
    Boyle's hiring may have resulted from his "good idea."
    “We’re working on a script at the moment, and we’ll see what happens,” Boyle told Metro US at last night’s screening. “But it’s a great idea so hopefully it will work — would love to be able to tell you more, but I’m not going to.”

    If EON got cold feet about the great idea, they rejected it - that might be why Boyle has quit. Just a guess, of course.
  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    I really do wonder if this will be the last straw for Daniel Craig? He's got a baby on the way and a lot of turmoil with the Bond 25 production. Is this enough to make Daniel hang up his PPK, or is the money just too good?
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  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    For those speculating on Mendes - he’s set to begin shooting a WW1 film for Steven Spielberg in April...
  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    edited August 2018
    Money too good, :))


    Unless some mega-cheap unknown appears before December and convinces Babs to hire him, and Craig gets some generous exit fee (a few million!) I can't see Craig leaving.
  • blame_thatcherblame_thatcher Posts: 199MI6 Agent
    ichaice wrote:
    I’m hoping Martin Campbell comes in. What a wonderful job he did with Casino Royale and Goldeneye was very good as well.
    He did a wonderful job on Casino Royale but GoldenEye is very overrated.
  • blame_thatcherblame_thatcher Posts: 199MI6 Agent
    I'd like to see Craig walk. It would be a great way for creative people to stick two fingers up at the suits who relish mediocrity and banality.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,417MI6 Agent
    What worries me is it seems like there isn't a strong singular vision for B25 considering the list of high profile directors who have been approached by EON and Craig.
  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    If there is a delay in shooting - next year, who knows, perhaps Craig will reconsider. Seems doubtful. He's had enough time to prepare for his return. He's getting paid millions, probably over 20 million. I can't see him turning it down... but you never know. ;)
  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,931MI6 Agent
    Wow! Somebody really didn't want to do a long, drawn out close up of that new Omega ....
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,646MI6 Agent
    bonded123 wrote:
    If there is a delay in shooting - next year, who knows, perhaps Craig will reconsider. Seems doubtful. He's had enough time to prepare for his return. He's getting paid millions, probably over 20 million. I can't see him turning it down... but you never know. ;)

    I believe the presence of his name in the press release was meant to reassure people that he is still involved with Bond 25.
  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    Hmm...

    https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/1031964270081204224

    ?:) He's American. Can't see EON wanting him.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,133MI6 Agent
    Wonder if the whole Idris Elba situation in the press had anything to do with this.
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