The 25th James Bond movie will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

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The 25th James Bond movie will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

As yet unnamed, Bond 25 is set to be Daniel Craig's final film playing 007 before he hangs up his Walther PPK for good.

Danny Boyle's replacement as director of the 25th James Bond film has been named as Cary Fukunaga.

Variety report that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said of their new director: "We are delighted to be working with Cary". "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has chose to no longer direct Bond 25", the statement read.

MGM, EON Productions, and Universal Pictures meant to begin filming Bond 25, now Daniel Craig's fifth time playing agent 007, by the end of this year.

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When Danny Boyle unceremoniously exited Bond 25 (over dreadfully vague "creative differences"), we despaired.

The director, whose Netflix limited series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, hits the streaming service tomorrow, is best well known as the director of True Detective Season 1, and Netflix film Beasts Of No Nation.

Fukunaga has previously flirted with major studio movies, having been signed on to direct Warner Bros. When Boyle, the innovative director behind Trainspotting, was tapped to helm the spy franchise, he was considered a left-field choice - a director whose anarchic cinematic flourishes was worlds away from James Bond's sleek house style. The pair have written every Bond film since The World Is Not Enough, including high points like Casino Royale and Skyfall, and wobblier entries like Die Another Day and Quantum Of Solace.

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