Danny Boyle to direct James Bond? Updated
Danny Boyle is still experiencing the post Oscar popularity honeymoon. And it has led to a rumour involving him and one of the biggest film franchises around.
Rumour has it he has been offered the chance to direct the next James Bond film.
Slumdog Millionaire (Filmstalker review) has proved more popular than Danny Boyle could probably have imagined. Both the BAFTAs and Oscars were pretty good to it. As usual, Oscar success has led to questions about what he does next. And according to The Sun, through IMDB, it could be James Bond.
Danny is being bombarded with offers from studios. He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by (Bond producer) Barbara (Broccoli). The Eon (productions) team love his vision and think it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond. Everyone on the Eon team thinks Danny would be the perfect addition to the Bond family.
Even bearing in mind that the rumour comes from a tabloid and an inside source, it's a pretty interesting one. After Quantum of Solace (Filmstalker review), the Bond series needs something different and a return to form. A decent plot is needed, and a director who might let us see the action.
What do you think? Should Danny Boyle be let loose on James Bond?
No sooner is it suggested, than the man himself turns it down.
While Danny says he always has and always will enjoy the Bond movies he has no plans to direct one. Danny is naturally flattered to be thought of!
Damn, would have a good change of direction for Bond. Thanks to Rick Bman for the update from IMDB. Who do we reckon should try Bond next, if not Boyle?