Published Sep 20, 2018Cary Fukunaga has been named as the new director of the next James Bond film.
He takes over the role from Danny Boyle, who left the project last month due to "creative differences" with the producers.
Filming will now begin in March of next year. It was originally slated to start this November, but once Boyle backed out of the project, returning Bond actor Daniel Craig accepted a role in Rian Johnson's Knives, which will film this winter.
As such, the upcoming Bond film — the 25th in the series — has now been scheduled for release on February 14, 2020.
Fukunaga best known directing films like Beasts of No Nation and Jane Eyre, as well as the first season of HBO's True Detective and Netflix original Maniac.
"We are delighted to be working with Cary," the Bond franchise producers said in a statement. "His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure."