American director Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct Bond 25, the producers announced this morning (September 20).
The film will begin production at the UK’s Pinewood Studios on March 4 2019, with a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020. The release date was previously set for October 25, 2019 in the UK.
The news was revealed via tweets posted to the James Bond Twitter account.
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018
A following tweet with a statement from producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli read: “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
Fukunaga’s directorial credits include Jane Eyre (2011) and Beasts Of No Nation (2015), as well as season one of TV series True Detective.
Danny Boyle had previously been hired to direct the 25th outing of the secret agent, but exited the project last month over ‘creative differences’.