Since Daniel Craig's confirmation on his return to the Bond series, MGM is now looking to hand-pick the director of this upcoming film. After Same Mendes announced his departure from the series, the studio has turned its focus to Danny Boyle as its choice of director.

MGM apparently would like Danny Boyle to direct the new Bond film. (Getty)

According to Variety, MGM has Danny high on the list of potential directors for the yet to be titled Bond film. No official confirmation has been made by Danny Boyle as yet. He is best known for his films 127 Hours, Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire.

MGM has hired veteran Bond writers, Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, to work on the upcoming project.

Sam Mendes directed the previous instalments Skyfall and Spectre (Getty)

Another rumored director was Christopher Nolan. But the speculation was dismissed after the director spoke to Playboy Magazine. Nolan said: "I won't be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I'm rumored to be doing it. They don't particularly need me. But I've always been very inspired by the films and would love to do one someday."

The previous two Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre, were directed by Sam Mendes. He announced his departure from the series in 2016.

The 25th Bond movie is said to hit the screens on November 8, 2019. Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as James Bond for the fifth time. He has previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.

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