An eye for the story. A skill to draw out the best in actors. And now, a license to kill. According to ‘James Bond’ franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (via Variety), the man behind the acclaimed True Detective Season 1, Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the 25th film in the franchise.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Broccoli and Wilson said on Twitter. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
The Emmy Award-winning director will replace Danny Boyle after he unceremoniously left over the always vague “creative differences” for what will probably be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as 007.
While there isn’t much more news than announcing Fukunaga at the helm, this leaves a world of imagination to envision what will become the silver anniversary edition of the franchise and Daniel Craig’s swan song.
And if True Detective or Netflix’s dark comedy Maniac is any indication of what’s coming for James Bond, it’s going to be quite a sendoff for 007.
The film’s release will be postponed until Valentine’s Day 2020. Sigh.