The 25th entry in the James Bond series will be released next year. Christopher Nolan axed the idea to direct. Ditto Denis Villeneuve who will be working on "Dune" for the next few years, there were other candidates but the name that always kept popping up was Danny Boyle's ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Trainspotting," "127 Hours," "28 Days Later").
The rumors ended up being true, Boyle signed on for Bond 25. However, then came the news that he left the project due to 'creative differences.'Enter director, Cary Fukunaga, who has just been announced as the new director of Bond 25. He will be the first American-born director to helm a Bond film.
A California-born filmmaker, Fukunaga, just 41-years-of-age, started off his directorial career on the big screen with the success of “Sin Nombre," which was a scathing indictment of the MS-13 gangs ravaging Mexico, and the United States. However, HBO's "True Detective" made him a major player in Hollywood, so much so that Netflix immediately hired him, post 'Detective,' to direct “Beasts of No Nation," a critically acclaimed Netflix Original about child soldiers in Ghana which proved that Fukunaga was, in fact, the real deal. He is now teaming up with Netflix again for his next project, the mini-series "Maniac," starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.
The producers confirmed Fukunaga’s hire with this statement, “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
“James Bond 25,” opens on February 14th, 2020.