By Damilola Faustino
Cary Fukunaga has been named as director of the next James Bond film. The director of True Detective season one, Jane Eyre and Beasts of No Nation replaces Danny Boyle after he abruptly quit the film in August due to creative differences.
Fukunaga also directed Sin Nombre and miniseries Maniac, which has been released on Netflix.
Daniel Craig is set to make his fifth appearance as the legendary British spy in the 25th, as yet untitled, film in the 007 franchise.
Boyle quit because he refused to kill off the secret agent despite the idea being favoured by Craig and series producer Barbara Broccoli.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure," said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. (2/2)
— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018
Fukunaga will begin filming in March next year with the next Bond film slated for release in February 2020.
The appointment of the It screenwriter has seen the release date for the next installment pushed back almost six months, with Boyle’s film originally set to come out in October 2019.
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