Looks like the James Bond debacle continues. When last we heard, in-demand director Danny Boyle had just signed on to a comedy with a Richard Curtis-written script. The film would be shot sooner rather than later, seemingly taking him out of the running to direct Bond 25.
Now, entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye is reporting that things have changed slightly. In a tweet, Bamigboye revealed that the comedy project in question is called All You Need is Love. However, the big news here is that, should the Bond 25 screenplay that was in development for Boyle, Boyle will be shooting the movie late this year once he finishes up with the comedy.
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The tweet also goes on to say that the people up top in the Bond film (Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, and Daniel Craig) are “willing” this to happen, likely meaning they are pretty committed to having him on board. So what does this mean for the release date of the film?
As it stands, November 8, 2019 is still the date set for the spy film. As a general rule of thumb, a big budget movie needs to begin production 11-13 months prior to its release date, so that there’s plenty of time for VFX, reshoots, etc. Should this deal go through, that date is definitely achievable. But that all depends on the script, and whether or not they’ll be able to get it to work.
We’ll have to wait and see.
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SOURCE: Baz Bamigboye