Director Danny Boyle Bails on James Bond 25 Over ‘Creative Differences’

Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig (Deposit Photos and MGM)

James Bond has a new mission – finding a director.

Oscar winner Danny Boyle dropped out of directing Bond 25 over “creative differences,” according to a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday from producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Bond star Daniel Craig.

“Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” the statement said.

When Boyle’s participation was announced earlier this year, Wilson and Broccoli said they were “delighted” to have the director join the franchise.

Production on the 25th Bond installment was slated to begin in December, with the film set for domestic release in November 2019. It’s unclear what impact Boyle’s departure will have on the production schedule.

Read MoreIdris Elba Reportedly in Running to Play James Bond After All

The English filmmaker won an Academy Award in 2009 for directing Slumdog Millionaire. His other recent projects include 127 Hours and Steve Jobs.

The film is expected to be Craig’s last outing as 007.