Danny Boyle Reveals Plot For His Axed James Bond Film: "The Producers Just Lost Confidence In It"
Danny Boyle wanted his James Bond movie in Russia but the producers weren't keen to go in that direction.
Danny Boyle has revealed his James Bond movie would've been set in Russia.
The 65-year-old Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire was due to helm the 25th film in the iconic franchise — which also marked Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 — but dropped out due to "creative differences", and he has now shared how his take on Bond would look like.
Speaking to Esquire UK, Boyle said: "I remember thinking, ‘Should I really get involved in franchises?’ Because they don’t really want something different.
"They want you to freshen it up a bit, but not really challenge it, and we wanted to do something different with it.
"Weirdly — it would have been very topical now — it was all set in Russia, which is of course where Bond came from, out of the Cold War."
Boyle feels it was a "shame" he didn't get to make a Bond movie, claiming there was a loss of "confidence" over his plot idea.
He added: "It was set in present-day Russia and went back to his origins, and they just lost, what’s the word ... they just lost confidence in it. It was a shame really."
This comes after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February resulting in more than 3,000 civilian deaths so far, according to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In May 2018, Boyle was confirmed as the director of 25th Bond movie, but he quit the project three months later.
A tweet from the official 007 Twitter account read then: "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."
Within a month, the producers hired Cary Fukunaga as Boyle's replacement to helm what eventually became No Time to Die. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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