The British director Danny Boyle says he does not want to be hired again for a "James Bond" film. "I don't think I'm going back," said Boyle (66) of the German Press Agency in London.
Boyle ("Trainspotting") was originally supposed to direct the 25th Bond film, which was released in cinemas last year as "No Time to Die". However, Boyle resigned early due to creative differences and was replaced by US director Cary Joji Fukunaga (45).
"Screenwriter John Hodges and I had a really good plan," Boyle said of his Bond project. "But it became clear that the producers had lost their faith in what we were going to do. And with a project this big, the best thing to do is just go your separate ways. If you carry on, it's only going to get worse. It So the sensible thing to do was break up."
Oscar winner Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") had previously made a funny opening film for the 2012 Olympics with 007 actor Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth II. In it, the secret agent picks up the Queen at the palace. They then both jump out of a helicopter with a parachute to land at the stadium.
The fact that he didn't shoot a complete "James Bond" film also has something positive for Danny Boyle, as he says. Because that's how he shot the TV series "Pistol" about the history of the punk band Sex Pistols. "I'm very glad I was able to take the energy from the James Bond rift and invest it in the Pistol story."