Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Daniel Craig confirmed to reprise James Bond role in Bond 25

Daniel Craig confirmed to reprise James Bond role in Bond 25

While the film is as yet unnamed, the United Kingdom release date has already been set for October 25 next year.

Production is set to begin on 3 December at the UK's Pinewood Studios. The world famous spy's 25th film will first be hitting United Kingdom cinemas on October 25th, 2019, followed two weeks later by a USA release on November 8th.

Daniel Craig as 007 in the 2015 James Bond film, Spectre.

Another factor that was up in the air for a while was the distribution rights to Bond 25. The worldwide rights are huge win for Universal, but the more intriguing angle here is the team-up between MGM and Annapurna.

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The 007 official Twitter account revealed the exciting news in a statement Friday, also announcing that Danny Boyle would be directing the eagerly anticipated flick. The film will be directed by Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director best known for his films like the Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, Sunshine, 127 Hours among others. Léa Seydoux played "Bond Girl" Madeleine, while Ralph Fiennes played the new M, Ben Whishaw played Q, and Naomie Harris played Moneypenny. With Boyle now confirmed to direct, it's clear the producers loved Hodge's screenplay.

'I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment.

The deal was just closed by EON's Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, MGM chairman of the board of directors Kevin Ulrich, MGM Motion Pictures Group president Jon Glickman and Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley.

It's rumoured the pair had written a Bond 25 script called Shatterhand that acted as a remake of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, but now this is unlikely to ever see the light of day.

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