Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy Eyes Fall 2019 Release, Two Months Before James Bond

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Universal said today that its untitled Danny Boyle Working Title comedy, written by Richard Curtis, is coming out Sep. 13, 2019. The release date is interesting as it is two months before MGM’s next James Bond movie which is dated for Nov. 8.
As the world knows, Boyle has been working toward helming that next Bond (MGM and Ion haven’t officially confirmed the news, but Boyle says he’s overseeing a script).
Curtis is behind such hit romantic comedies as Love Actually and No…

Danny Boyle Confirms He’s Working On James Bond Movie, Says He Has “A Great Idea”

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Danny Boyle has squeaked out a bit more information on his potential involvement in the next James Bond film, the 25th in the series. His comments, which came during a New York red carpet premiere of he and FX’s upcoming limited series Trust, confirm earlier indications that Boyle and his Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge are working on a script.
“We’re working on a script at the moment, and we’ll see what happens,” Boyle told Metro US at last night’s screening. “But…

Danny Boyle Says He’d Be ‘Foolish’ Not to Direct ‘Bond 25’

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Danny Boyle says he’d be “foolish” not to direct “Bond 25,” and revealed that he is working on a script for the 25th installment of the Bond franchise.

“We are working on a script right now,” he told Metro. “And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

Boyle said John Hodge is currently working on the script. The duo previously worked on “Shallow Grave,” “Trainspotting,” “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Beach” and “T2 Trainspotting” together. A spokesperson for Hodge has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away,” Boyle said.

Last month, it was reported that Boyle was high on the studio’s list to direct the next installment of the James Bond franchise, although he hasn’t been confirmed to direct.

Also Read: MGM Says James Bond Rights Still Up in the Air, Boasts Strong Q3 After Epix Acquisition

Daniel Craig is set to return as 007. “Bond 25” has a planned release date in 2019.

Boyle’s recent projects include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours,” “Steve Jobs” and “T2 Trainspotting.” He is represented by WME and Independent Talent Group.

MGM had no comment. A spokesperson for EON Productions has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million

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An assistant director on “Spectre” is suing for £2.5 million ($3.5 million) in compensation for serious injuries he suffered while making the James Bond film. Terry Madden, 66, was second unit assistant director on “Spectre,” working for B24 and EON Productions. During filming of an action sequence in Austria in 2015, Madden’s legs were crushed after […]

James Bond Film Assistant Director Sues For $3.5M After ‘Spectre’ Crash

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An assistant director on James Bond movie Spectre has gone to the UK’s High Court in search of $3.5m (£2.5m) in damages after he was left with what he and his lawyers have described as career-ending injuries. In February 2015 Terry Madden says he was hit by a truck while filming in Austria on the movie. He says his two legs were crushed in the accident and he suffered multiple fractures and nerve damage which has led to multiple surgeries.
London law firm Stewarts…

Bang, zoom, March’s streaming offerings are going to the moon (and beyond)

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Welcome to Stream And Stream Again, a monthly column highlighting films and TV series new to streaming catalogs that are of special interest to The A.V. Club’s staff—and hopefully to you, our readers. Here are five new titles streaming this March.

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