Daniel Craig will take that shaken martini now, as he confirmed to the Associated Press that his next cinematic project will indeed be the 25th James Bond movie. The 50-year-old actor already said in August that he'd be returning to the role, but this is the first admission that the wheels are finally in motion for the sequel to Spectre. When asked if Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Sunshine) would be directing the project, Craig became a little more coy, saying "We'll see."
Boyle recently said he would be helming Bond 25 and that it would start shooting later this year once the script by John Hodge (Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting) was sorted out. Like Craig, however, he was hesitant to give up any details before the cameras start rolling.
“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away," he said.
Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) also stated that he's working on a project with Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually), which begins principal photography very soon. Once that's over, the Academy Award-winning director will pivot over to Bond.