Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer. The director of No Time To Die produced by Eon Productions, Fukunaga is best known for directing the films Sin Nombre (2009) and Jane Eyre (2011); he also was the director and executive producer of the first season of the HBO series True Detective, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
On March 14th 2018, British director Danny Boyle confirmed plans to handle directorial duties for Bond 25, during a screening of the filmmaker's 2018 television series Trust. Boyle previously directed Happy & Glorious, a short film starring Daniel Craig as 007, produced by the BBC as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. The news was subsequently officially confirmed by MGM, with production officially set to begin on December 3rd, 2018. However, on 21st August 2018, it was announced that Boyle had pulled out due to "creative differences". On 20th September 2018, it was announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga was confirmed to direct Bond 25, taking over for Boyle. It was also announced that the film's release date would be pushed back to 14th February 2020, with filming beginning on 19 March 2019. The film was pushed to November 2020, then further back to April 2021 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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