The 61-year-old Scottish director is working on the script for the 25th 007 movie which will likely be Daniel Craig's last outing as Commander Bond.
So, when that's in the can, he says, "Then Bond would be right at the end of the year".
Boyle says the two are "working on a script at the moment".
John Hodge, with whom he worked on the Trainspotting films, is working on the Bond 25 script. Craig has played James Bond in the last 4 films of the franchise, which were made by different directors and now, he will be seen collaborating with Boyle. "It all depends on how it turns out".
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It looks like the next Bond movie has found its director, and it's a man who many perhaps would have overlooked for the job.
Back to Bond. Boyle is, of course, keeping plot details of the secret agent's next adventure under wraps, but he confirms there's a solid idea he has in the works with his occasional collaborator John Hodge (Trainspotting, The Beach). "It would be foolish of me to give any of it away". "But we are working on them both right now", he said. Penned by "Slumdog Millionaire" writer Simon Beaufoy, it tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973, which was also the subject of Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" previous year.
According to the abovementioned publication, Boyle was one the companies' top choices to direct "James Bond" films since the 2012 installment "Skyfall" and the 2015 follow-up "Spectre", both of which ended up being directed by Sam Mendes and became the highest-grossing films in the franchise. It was the lead single from her 2013 album "Bangerz".