Danny Boyle Says He’d Be ‘Foolish’ Not to Direct ‘Bond 25’

The director also revealed that he is “working on a script” for it

Danny Boyle says he’d be “foolish” not to direct “Bond 25,” and revealed that he is working on a script for the 25th installment of the Bond franchise.

“We are working on a script right now,” he told Metro. “And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

Boyle said John Hodge is currently working on the script. The duo previously worked on “Shallow Grave,” “Trainspotting,” “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Beach” and “T2 Trainspotting” together. A spokesperson for Hodge has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away,” Boyle said.

Last month, it was reported that Boyle was high on the studio’s list to direct the next installment of the James Bond franchise, although he hasn’t been confirmed to direct.

Daniel Craig is set to return as 007. “Bond 25” has a planned release date in 2019.

Boyle’s recent projects include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours,” “Steve Jobs” and “T2 Trainspotting.” He is represented by WME and Independent Talent Group.

MGM had no comment. A spokesperson for EON Productions has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.