Eon Productions and MGM have announced the new director for Bond 25 is Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for having directed the critically acclaimed Netflix movie, Beasts of No Nation.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
In addition to naming the new director, it was confirmed that the film will now move out of its Nov. 2019 release window to Feb. 14, 2020. No word as of yet as to which script will be used or if a new one is being prepared.
Fukunaga’s appointment comes after the recent departure of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. The exact nature of the “creative differences” is unknown, although there are numerous theories out there as to it may have come down to a casting decision for the villain.
In addition to Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga has also directed HBO’s first season of True Detective and worked on the script for Stephen King’s It.