After much speculation, the director of the upcoming 25th James Bond film has finally been announced.
Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director behind hit HBO show True Detective, will take the reins for the next James Bond film.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the official James Bond Twitter account, which also detailed filming would begin on March 4, 2019, at Pinewood Film Studios in England and that the release date is scheduled for February 14, 2020.
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd
— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018
Fukunaga created a name for himself when True Detective hit screens in 2014, becoming one of the biggest shows released by HBO, who are also behind fantasy phenomenon Game of Thrones.
Alongside True Detective, Fukunaga’s repetoire includes Netflix Original film Beasts of No Nation, which caused controversy after it was snubbed an Academy Award nomination in 2015.
In another tweet, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were quoted as saying, “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”