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Danny Boyle walks out of the new James Bond film

File image of Danny Boyle. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 22, 2018, 11.44 AM (IST)

Danny Boyle is no longer directing the next Bond film. The announcement was made by the franchise's official Twitter handle. The Oscar-winning director had reportedly decided to walk out of the film owing to creative differences. 

It was announced by producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and current Bond star Daniel Craig.

"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," read the tweet.


The `Trainspotting` director was set to take the reins from fellow Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, who quit the franchise after helming two of its most successful entries, `Skyfall` and `Spectre.

`On a related note, the 25th James Bond film is scheduled for release in November next year. 

Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond for the fifth time after `Casino Royale`, `Quantum of Solace`, `Skyfall` and `Spectre`. Speculations are rife that this film would be the last one for Craig as the famous spy.