Danny Boyle replaced as Bond director by Cary Fukunaga

The producers of James Bond have hired the American director Cary Joji Fukunaga to replace Danny Boyle as the direct or of the 25th instalment in the official film franchise.

Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli – and the star Daniel Craig – have released a statement on Twitter to say that the as-yet-unnamed film will start shooting at Pinewood Studios on 4th March next year, with a release date of 14th February 2020.

The statement said, “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Fukunaga is best known for directing the low-budget film about Mexican immigrants to the US, Sin Nombre, the 2011 remake of Jane Eyre, the drama about child soldiers in a civil war in Africa, Beasts of No Nation and the first season of the TV show True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Boyle’s resignation – over “creative differences” – one month ago has led to a four month delay in the release.