The latest reports claim Boyle is about to be confirmed as director on James Bond 25, provided Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge’s script is up to scratch.
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Now sources claim a meeting has taken place where the two pitched their idea to Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.
An insider told Daily Mail: “They took the idea to Barbara, never believing for a minute she would go for it.
“But she’s excited by the concept – and so is her producing partner Michael.”
The source continued: “But the most important cheerleader in the meeting was Daniel, and he was pushing for Danny to direct.
“He loves the fact that it’s something completely different. He has not signed up for more of the same old Bond.
“The seed of Danny and John’s Bond was planted when Danny directed that incredible short film — featuring Daniel Craig, the Queen and her corgis — for the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.
“That’s where the bond, for want of a better word, was formed.
“I’d be shot if I told you the story idea they’ve come up with, but it’s pure movie gold.”
The Bond insider added: “Everybody is rooting for this to happen. I mean, the idea that Danny might be able to shoot the Curtis film and then be shooting Bond by the end of the year is breathtaking.
“It’s high-stakes British movie producing of the highest order. Your Queen should give them all medals if they pull it off!”
James Bond 25 will be released in November 2019.