The Sun is reporting Barbara Broccoli, the head of the 007 franchise at EON Productions, is one of a series of major players said to have approached Danny Boyle in recent days. The report goes on to say Boyle is also good friends with Bond producer Callum McDougal, with whom he filmed the 2000 film The Beach.
Unfortunately, as logical as it sounds considering Boyle’s stock is now on the rise following the recent Oscar success of Slumdog Millionaire, the Sun is a gossipy UK rag typically proven to be wrong.
The quote from the Sun reports a source saying, “[Boyle] has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by Barbara. The EON team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond.
“[With] Daniel Craig’s involvement and the way the films are now structured — with the emphasis on the characters and plot rather than gags and gadgets — it is right up Danny’s street… Everyone on the EON team thinks Danny would be a fantastic addition to the Bond family.”
I could easily see Boyle sliding into the franchise continuing with the gritty feel of the franchise while at the same time bringing a little more life to the production. It could be a good fit.