Cary Joji Fukunaga has been officially named as the director of the next James Bond movie. The news was announced on Thursday morning via the franchise’s official social feeds.
The statement read:
‘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.’
“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.
The new movie is the 25th in the official series. It was previously set to be directed by Danny Boyle, but he parted ways with the production earlier in the summer.
Fukunaga is resposible for directing episodes of the first season of True Detective, as well the acclaimed movies Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation and Sin Nombre.
He has also directed all ten episodes of the new Netflix series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, which hits the stremer this week.