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New James Bond film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cary Joji Fukunaga is set to direct “Bond 25.”

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Cary Joji Fukunaga on “Bond 25.”

The official James Bond Twitter account, revealed the American film director will tackle the upcoming, currently untitled spy flick on Thursday.

The spy-flick “will begin filming at the Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helmet of the director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020,” the account revealed.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at the Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helmet of the director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd

James Bond (@007) 20 September 2018

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said they were “delighted” about the collaboration with Fukunaga.

“His versatility, and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” they said in a statement.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary. Its versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. (2/2)

James Bond (@007) 20 September 2018

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In the last month, the Twitter account was unveiled by film director Danny Boyle is to move away from the idea of the project.

The English filmmaker apparently chose to opt out “due to creative differences.”

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that due to creative differences, Danny Boyle has decided to no longer be a direct Band 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd

James Bond (@007), August 21, 2018

The film had kick-off of the production in December, the Hollywood Reporter said at the time of Boyle’s departure (Oct. 25, 2019, and Nov. 8, 2019 release dates lined up for the UK and the US, respectively.

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Fukunaga won an Emmy Award for the first season of the TV series ‘True Detective’ and wrote and directed grim war film, “Beasts of No Nation’, starring Idris Elba — often mentioned as a possible successor to Daniel Craig as the suave superspy.

The new film will be Craig’s fifth, and probably the last, big-screen performance as 007.

Fukunaga, 41, is the first American director in the series, which began in 1962 with “Dr. No”.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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