Yann Demange Eyed as Bond 25 Director

White Boy Rick director Yann Demange is reportedly the frontrunner to direct the next James Bond film

On the heels of the official announcement that the next James Bond movie will hit theaters in the fall of 2019, Variety brings word that the project may have just found its director. Per the trade, White Boy Rick and ’71 helmer Yann Demange is the studio’s top choice for the next, still untitled, 007 adventure. Although Yann Demange is said to be the current frontrunner for the job, Deadline also names Denis Villenueve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) as additional potential candidates.

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Bond 25, the next adventure in the long-running action franchise, will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, long time collaborators and writers on previous Bond films including Casino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfall and Spectre. The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions

The 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.

Bond 25 will open domestically on November 8, 2019, with a traditional earlier release in the UK and rest of the world.

Yann Demange’s White Boy Rick, meanwhile, is set to hit theaters January 26, 2018. Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, the film tells the true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who became an undercover informant and later a drug dealer, before he was dropped by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

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