Danny Boyle confirms he's directing the next Bond movie

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Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he is developing the next James Bond movie.

The production of James Bond previously faced several issues, which explains why its production has yet to commence. In an interview with Metro New York last Wednesday, Boyle said: "We are working on a script right now".

Rumours aplenty have been making the rounds over the a year ago regarding who would helm the 25th James Bond film.

He has also hinted at a possible timeline for the film, revealing he is due to start shooting a Richard Curtis script in six to seven weeks, then will move on to the Bond film at the end of the year.

Boyle - whose other films include Slumdog Millionaire, Shallow Grave and 127 Hours - confirmed he was working on a script with Trainspotting writer John Hodge. "We've got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment", he said.

"We are working on a script right now". "And it all depends on how it turns out".

Boyle is known for his many works, including the Oscar victor "Slumdog Millionaire".

Daniel Craig has been playing the spy since the release of Casino Royale in 2006.

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is also rumoured to be a contender, last month becoming the latest actor to have his odds slashed as the race to become Bond heats up.

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