Danny Boyle reportedly quit James Bond film over 'refusing to kill' Daniel Craig's character

FP Staff

Aug 27, 2018 10:06:27 IST

Director Danny Boyle quit the James Bond franchise after he "refused to kill off Daniel Craig's 007 in a spectacular finale to 25th film".

According to sources, Craig, who is said to be filming his final 007 movie, and producer Barbara Broccoli, are believed to have wanted the Bond to die in a "spectacular finale".

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, director Danny Boyle attends FX Networks' annual all-star party in New York. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that Danny Boyle has exited the project over “creative differences.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Danny Boyle. Image from AP/Evan Agostini

But Oscar-winning filmmaker Boyle refused to kill off the secret agent, labelling the idea "ridiculous", reports thesun.co.uk. A source said: "There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end. It would be a final hurrah for Daniel, and leave fans hanging.

"It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment — either Bond hadn't died or there could be a Doctor Who-esque regeneration with a new actor. There were clashes over budget and there's pandemonium among crew with people leaving the production left, right and centre."

"There are fears the film will be put back months and backroom staff are worried about where their next pay cheque is coming from."

It was announced this week that Boyle had quit over "creative differences". Following his abrupt exit from the upcoming James Bond film, it is being reported that the film's release date has also been forfeited.

(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)

Updated Date: Aug 27, 2018 10:07:35 IST