Bond Producers Reveal Why Danny Boyle Quit 'No Time To Die'

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From Esquire

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have discussed the departure of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle from the latest movie No Time to Die.

It's no secret that the trio shared conflicting visions for Daniel Craig's 007 swansong, but in a recent interview with Variety, the producing pair weighed in on the topic in further detail.

Reflecting on how their opposing plans slowly became apparent, Broccoli explained: "It was hard on both sides because we had mutual respect and admiration, but better to know [the differences] before you embark on a project.

"We worked together well for a number of months, but there came a point when we were discussing the kind of film that we wanted to make, and we both came to the conclusion we were not aligned."

The producer then admitted movies are "very hard to make [even] when you're all on the same page", so Boyle's difference of creative opinion rendered the task impossible in the end.

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Luckily for fans, Boyle's exit hasn't dampened No Time to Die, as replacement director Cary Fukunaga has apparently done a fine job with the material.

"He's made an emotionally engaging film," Broccoli promised. "It's epic both in the emotional scale and on the landscape scale."

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, has a UK release date of April 2, 2020, and opens in the US on April 10, 2020. All the previous Bond movies are available on DVD or Blu-ray.

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