Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle as director

Tabitha Dunn
September 21, 2018

The Bond folks have plucked another indie darling to helm their blockbuster franchise as they announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga has agreed to direct the 25th film in the series. The official James Bond Twitter account announced producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, and star Daniel Craig have tapped True Detective director Cary Fukunaga to direct Bond 25. Bond 25 is scheduled to release on February 14, 2020.

More than a worthy replacement for Boyle, Fukunaga is an auteur filmmaker with an eye for cinematography and gritty drama.

"We are delighted to be working with Cary", said Wilson and Broccoli.

What do you think of Fukunaga being given the directors reigns over Bond 25?

The official James Bond Twitter account revealed the American director will tackle the upcoming, now untitled spy flick on Thursday.

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Fukunaga, 41, made his debut with critically acclaimed Sin Nombre in 2009, before directing Michael Fassbender in a 2011 version of Jane Eyre.

Filming was supposed to begin this December but to avoid missing the November release date, shooting would have needed to begin in January 2019 at the latest. I'll be watching his new Netflix show (starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill) with even more interest.

Although surrounded by a deep bench filled with Oscar winners Stone and Field, and some of the best work Hill and the talented Theroux have ever done, numerous heights achieved by Maniac are thanks to the skill of Somerville and Fukunaga.

Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios on 4 March next year.

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