Cary Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga suits up to direct Bond 25, aiming for 2020 release

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Sep 20, 2018, 9:06 AM EDT

Cary Fukunaga, of Maniac and True Detective, is suiting up for Bond 25. Yes, the embattled production of Daniel Craig's final outing as superspy James Bond has found another director to take over after Danny Boyle's short-lived tenure at the top.

That's good for the production, because going too long without a steady hand steering things means things get both shaken and stirred, but ultimately it's the best of a bad situation. The film's getting bumped back to 2020, as producers (and Bond guardians) Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced today through Twitter.

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The producers then followed up with a brief statement about their newly chosen director:

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” said Wilson and Broccoli. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

An adventure that will be is still up in the air, considering the script written by Boyle's scribe John Hodge is likely out the window if they've ousted the director. Reports say the script is kaput and that either the film will backtrack to an earlier version of the story or bring in new screenwriters to work with Fukunaga.

It seems like a good omen that the team is giving their new M until Feb. 14, 2020, to set Bond straight.