Back in August, director Danny Boyle exited the twenty-fifth James Bond movie.
Now, about one month later, the flick has found a replacement in Cary Joji Fukunaga.
"We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure," said producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in a tweet posted yesterday afternoon.
The announcement ends weeks of speculation as to who would step into Boyle's shoes. Several high profile directors were rumoured to be up for the gig including Bart Layton, David Mackenzie, Yann Demange, Denis Villeneuve, and even Ridley Scott.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is best known for directing the acclaimed first season of HBO's True Detective and the Netflix feature Beasts Of No Nation starring Idris Elba.
Sam Mendes directed the previous two installments of the longtime franchise. In 2012, Skyfall earned a franchise best $1.1-Billion, while 2015's Spectre took in $880-Million.
Universal is distributing the next Bond internationally, while MGM is handling things here in North America. The untitled twenty-fifth James Bond film hits theatres February 14th, 2020.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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