Danny Boyle in talks to direct next James Bond film

Danny Boyle. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9308327ae)

One of most anticipated films to be released in the future is the next film in the James Bond franchise. According to Variety, the top director to helm the 25th film in the series is Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle.

Boyle won the academy award for Best Director for the film Slumdog Millionaire, which made over $380 million against a $15 million budget and received overall positive reviews from movie critics. Afterwards, he directed the 2010 survival film,127 Hours starring James Franco, which made $60 million against an $18 million budget. The film was praised for Franco’s portrayal of Aron Ralston, who needed to amputate his arm after he was stuck against a boulder.

Boyle has met with MGM and Eon, but no official offer has been made. Furthermore, Variety noted that Boyle was in talks to direct Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) before Sam Mendes helmed both films.

The James Bond film series is based on MI6 agent James Bond code-named “007” which was written by Ian Fleming. It is one of the longest movie franchises in history starting from 1962, Dr. No starring Sean Connery as James Bond, to 2015, Spectre starring Daniel Craig starring James Bond.