The date of release of the next James Bond film, is widely expected to be put back as a result of Danny Boyle’s abrupt decision to exit the currently untitled project.
“Bond 25” is scheduled to arrive in UK cinemas 25 October 2019 and open in US cinemas two weeks later.
But the movie can’t be released “until the end of 2020,” according to the Hollywood Reporter’s anonymous sources.
The Oscar-winning director shock departure at the beginning of this week has been attributed to “creative differences”.
According to The Telegraph, these included Boyle’s alleged wish to cast actor Tomasz Kot as the main movie Russian bad.
Kot, 41, can currently be seen in Pawel Pawlikowski film of the Cold War, which had its premiere at this year’s Cannes film Festival.
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The Telegraph has also claimed the film’s producers had concerns with the script to focus on the current political tensions with Russia.
A spokesman of Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge, the author of the script in question, confirmed this week that he was also no longer involved.
The filming was launched in December at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, with Daniel Craig reprising his role of Ian Fleming’s iconic spy.
David Mackenzie, Yann Demange and Joe Wright are among the directors who have been chosen to take over the director’s chair.
With the exact reasons for Boyle’s departure is still unclear, the people previously involved in the Bond film are being asked for their thoughts on the situation.
These include the actor Jonathan Pryce, who is quoted in the Daily Mail saying that the producers parted with Boyle, “why, of course, could not take a socialist Bond”.
“There are the Dannys of this world and then there are people who make the blockbuster,” continued Pryce, who played the villainous Elliot Carver in 1997’s Tomorrow never Ever Dies.
Boyle has never hidden his left-leaning sympathies, although he refused to identify himself as a socialist, in a 2013 interview.
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