|Posted: 20 September 2018 at 5:36pm | IP Logged | 10
James Bond has a new boss.
Cary Fukunaga has been named director for the 25th installment of the 007 franchise, with Daniel Craig reprising his role reportedly for the last time as the man with the license to kill.
Bond producers Eon made the announcement on Thursday, adding that production had been pushed back to March 2019 for a worldwide release date of Feb. 14, 2020, shifting Bond from its traditional winter slot (and some four months back from its previous launch date of Oct. 25, 2019).
We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure," said Eon's Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a tweet.
Fukunaga, meanwhile, is best known for directing the acclaimed first season of HBO's True Detective and the Netflix feature Beasts of No Nation. He most recently directed the Netflix series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.