The official James Bond Twitter page shared the news earlier today. "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences, Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25," read the tweet.
Boyle was tapped to direct the film back in March. At the time, he gave away little detail on what's to come.
"We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment," he told Metro. "And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away." Boyle was also working on the script for another untitled film with Richard Curtis at the moment. As Deadline notes, the film was originally going to be based on a script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote the previous Daniel Craig–led Bond films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. But it was put to bed once Boyle's script came into play. Now, with Boyle exiting, it's uncertain which script the producers will move forward with.
Boyle is best known for his work on Trainspotting, Steve Jobs, 28 Days Later, The Beach, and Slumdog Millionaire (which he won the "Best Achievement in Directing" at the Oscars for.) According to Deadline, prior to hiring Boyle, the producers were looking into Blade Runner 2049’s Denis Villenueve, Hell or High Water‘s David Mackenzie, and ’71’s Yann Demange. At this rate, the producers will have to find a new director soon.
Bond 25 is slated to be released on Nov. 8, 2019.