The 25th Bond film will go into production on the 3 December at the UK’s Pinewood Studios with Danny Boyle confirmed as the director.
Daniel Craig will once again star in the 25th Bond film, which is due to be released from 25 October 2019.
Boyle and Craig previously worked together on a short film made for the 2012 London Olympics.
Boyle will also reunite with Trainspotting writer John Hodge, who is creating an original Bond screenplay.
Boyle said earlier this year he was working on a Bond script with a view to shooting later in the year. Boyle’s current project is the Richard Curtis scripted All You Need is Love, a film that revolves around the music of The Beatles.
"We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise," said EON Productions’ Michael G Wilson and Barabara Broccoli in a statement. "We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor."
Daniel Craig was last seen as Bond in 2015’s Spectre.
Donna Langley, chair of Universal, which is distributing the film in the UK and internationally, said: “Universal is extremely proud to collaborate with Michael, Barbara and MGM on the international marketing and distribution of Bond 25. The unparalleled combination of Danny’s innovative filmmaking and Daniel’s embodiment of 007 ensured we simply had to be partners in the next chapter of this iconic series.”
Craig confirmed last August he would be returning to make his fifth Bond, having previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.
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