The production behind of the 25th Bond movie has been a bit of a mess. The production for Bond movies have always been a bit of a mess but this movie might be taking it to new levels. In February 2018 director Danny Boyle was brought on to direct the movie but as the start date for the production got closer and closer and just four months before things were about to get started Boyle left the project due to creative differences. The movie had to be delayed because they ended up reworking the entire script after Boyle left. Boyle did an interview with Metro where he revealed that his experience with the Bond team has taught him that franchise filmmaking is not his cup of tea.
‘I learned my lesson that I am not cut out [for franchises] otherwise you’re digging in the same hole,’ he told Metro.co.uk ahead of the release of his new film, Yesterday. ‘I am better not quite in the mainstream franchise movies, is the honest answer.’
Despite the problems, Boyle doesn’t seem to hold any ill will toward anyone involved. He simply realized that this form of filmmaking wasn’t for him and he has decided to keep what “his” version of the movie would be to himself out of respect for the new creative team.
‘I learned quite a lot about myself with Bond, I work in partnership with writers and I am not prepared to break it up,’ he explained. ‘We were working very, very well, but they didn’t go down that route with us, so we decided to part company and it would be unfair to say what it was because I don’t know what Cary [Fukunaga] is going to do.’
Bond 25 is currently shooting despite on-set accidents and star Daniel Craig getting injured. At the moment there doesn’t appear to be any indication that the release date is going to move again but considering the bad luck, this production has had so far no one should be surprised if it does.
Summary: Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Bond 25, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, and Lashana Lynch. It is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020.