Though he continues the franchise's trend of chasing "respectable" helmers, Boyle has just enough genre/exploitation bona fides to raise hopes that Daniel Craig's swan song won't be a stuffy, overly serious endeavor. The Oscar victor for "Slumdog Millionaire" is said to have eyed a Bond film right from 2012 and if negotiations are satisfactory wouldnt mind pushing his other projects back to direct 007s latest adventure.
Boyle has prior experience helming a James Bond adventure, having directed the opening ceremonies the 2012 London Olympics, which featured a segment where Daniel Craig's 007 escorted Queen Elizabeth II to London Stadium to officially open the games.
Boyle has always been in the running to direct a Bond movie, going back to Skyfall and Spectre. According to Variety, no official deal has been made yet, but the producers are looking for an established director to conclude Craig's run playing Agent 007. However, depending on the source of Variety, if the producer of '71 was the first choice, the production would be pushed to pay for the services of a filmmaker more famous.
Nolan said: "I won't be the man (to direct the next Bond)".
Skyfall and Spectre are the two highest-grossing Bond films to date, taking in $1.1bn and $880m respectively at the global box office. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I'm rumored to be doing it.
Considering that "James Bond" is scheduled to land in theaters on November 28, 2019, fans are expecting more information to be released in the coming weeks. With no cast to pinpoint which one it is, speculations suggest that it could be the next "James Bond" film.