Danny Boyle’s Mysterious Bond 25 Will Hit Theatres Fall 2019


While it seems possible—even likely—that Bond 26 will star Tom Hardy and be directed by Christopher Nolan, the 25th instalment of the legendary franchise has been harder to pin down. Last summer, there appeared to be three finalists in the running to direct Daniel Craig in his fifth Bond vehicle, but then director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire) swept in with frequent screenwriter John Hodge and changed everything. Many months later, their script (or at least a draft) has been completed and it seems they’ve made a persuasive case to the powers that be, putting their Bond movie on track for a 2019 release.

Fans of Boyle and Hodge will recall that Trainspotting’s Sick Boy professed a strong enthusiasm for Goldfinger, declaring it superior to Sean Connery’s other Bond movies. In terms of the writer-director team’s preferences and creative direction that’s pretty much all we know at this point, but we do know that Hodge and Boyle’s idea for the film was strong enough to instantly sweep all other ideas off the table. Up until now, the director has kept the details of this mysterious idea under wraps, explaining that, “it would be foolish… to give any of it away.”

Bond 25 goes into production on December 3 and arrives in North American theatres on November 8, 2019, two weeks after its UK release. Check out the trailers for Daniel Craig’s four previous Bond movies below.