After endless months speculation, it was confirmed in March that Mixmag favourite Danny Boyle would write and direct the forthcoming James Bond film. His remarkable 1996 release Trainspotting quickly became a cult-classic, but it emerged yesterday that the scheduled 007 director was to step down over “creative differences”.
News the departure was broken in a tweet from the ficial James Bond account reading: “Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25”.
The film was yet to be titled, but a leaked call sheet suggested that the newest villain would be a “cold and charismatic” Russian.
Though the “creative differences” alluded to are unclear, perhaps Boyle was secretly rooting for the constantly resurfacing Idris Elba rumours to be true.