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UK Scoop: Oscar Winning “Slumdog Millionaire” Director Danny Boyle to Take on Next James Bond Movie

Big news from the UK: the Daily Mail’s premier columnist Baz Bamigboye [1] reports that Oscar winning director Danny Boyle will helm the next James Bond movie. This has been in the air for some time, but Baz has apparently nailed it down in the Bond universe. He says producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson and star Daniel Craig are “willing” this into existence.

Danny Boyle, of course, is the perfect choice to take over from Sam Mendes. He has a long list of smart hits. “Slumdog Millionaire” is his Oscar peak, but if you look at “127 Hours,” Boyle knows how to make a tense action movie. His other hits include “Trainspotting,” “28 Days Later,” and “A Life Less Ordinary.”

Bond 25 won’t come right away, Baz says. First comes a musical project with Richard Curtis called “All You Need is Love” that will be a take on the Beatles. Baz broke that story, too. [1]