James Bond 25 Eyes Director Danny Boyle

MGM and Eon reportedly want Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle to helm the next James Bond film.

Variety reports the filmmaker is high on MGM’s list but also claims a formal offer hasn’t been made yet. Boyle is reportedly interested in taking on the project and has always wanted to direct a Bond movie.

MGM and Eon have wanted Boyle to helm a Bond film since 2012’s Skyfall, according to Variety. Boyle ended up directing the 2012 Olympics opening instead, which featured Daniel Craig’s 007. Yann Demange (White Boy Rick, ’71) was previously tipped as a top choice for directing but with Annapurna now distributing Bond 25 in the US MGM and Eon are reportedly pushing for a bigger name.

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