After months of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed that Danny Boyle is to direct the next Bond film. First he has to get through the ordeal of making a Richard Curtis script into a film starring Ed Sheeran (just typing that makes me angry), but all being well, he’ll be at the helm for Bond 25.
He wouldn’t be my first choice, but that’s not because he isn’t a decent director; it’s because he doesn’t strike me as the kind of director who would take on a project like that.
In among the gems, there’s a big cloud hanging over Boyle’s filmography, and it’s the cloud of the big movie. Specifically, The Beach. The film of Alex Garland’s debut novel was much anticipated, and Boyle,