Things were looking uncertain for the 25th James Bond film when director Danny Boyle dropped out of directing the picture. The hunt was on for the next director for the job and there were many theories about who would be the one to helm this milestone of the longest-running film franchise. That mystery can finally be put to bed as director Cary Fukunaga will be stepping up to the plate of directing Daniel Craig in what will be his final film as the ultimate super-spy of agent 007.
Fukunaga has experience in directing such features as the period piece of “Jane Eyre” and the war drama “Beasts of No Nation,” but he’s also best known on television for the stirring and psychological cop drama “True Detective.” He also has an upcoming series for Netflix called “Maniac” that is already receiving rave reviews for its trippy nature. He will be the first American director to tackle the iconically English movie character. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are excited about Fukunaga jumping onto the film, as they made the announcement on Twitter.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
The still-untitled 25th James Bond movie is now shooting for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020 (an interesting choice for a Valentine’s Day debut), pushed back four months from its original date.