‘Bond 25’ Director Cary Joji Fukunaga Says It’s Exciting To Play In 007’s Sandbox

Oct 30, 2018

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre, Beasts of No Nation) was recently hired by EON and MGM to replace Danny Boyle on Bond 25, after Danny had exited over “creative differences” with producers and star Daniel Craig.

Production has been bumped from December 3rd to March 4th, and will take place at the Pinewood Studios facility in the United Kingdom.

IndieWire was able to speak with Cary about his involvement and what kind of Bond he likes, attempting to get him to pick his favorite actor to play the role as well.

“I don’t think you can pick one though,” he said, “because every single one of them has brought their thing to it and its nice to have that difference, it’s nice to have the change of the character over time.”

“Over the years, you’ve seen a lot of different iterations not only of Bond, but of films that have mimicked it or copied it,” he said. “So I think the exciting part actually is going to the original source, and being able to play in a sandbox.”

While these locations are unconfirmed there have been rumblings of the final outing for Daniel Craig shooting in Croatia and Canada.

Details have been limited but it was confirmed that producers were considering a main villain that may have been either Russian or Middle Eastern.


The release date for Bond 25 has been delayed to February 14th, 2020.