It’s official – Danny Boyle is in line to direct Bond 25.

The appointment has been rumoured for a little while now, but the director has officially confirmed what everyone had already presumed. The Bond project will follow on from his next directing gig – a film based on a Richard Curtis script.

Speaking to Metro US, the director said: “We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

He added:

“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.”