The news that Danny Boyle has quit the Bond movie franchise over the issue of Tomasz Kot has thrown Polish media into a frenzy.
Oscar winner Boyle, who is best known for his “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting” films disagreed with Daniel Craig over the casting of Tomasz Kot as the new Russian villain.
Further controversy was possibly caused by Boyle’s scriptwriting decisions. The new Bond (Bond 25) was meant to reflect current political tensions between Russia and the West, a “modern day Cold War”. Hence the Russian villain. It is uncertain whether producers will still want to use Boyle’s script.
Tomasz Kot became famous internationally for playing the lead male role in Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” which took home the prestigious Palme d’Or award for best director at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Danny Boyle is not known for being highly cooperative. Described often as a “maverick”, when he joined the Bond set he demanded the replacement of the entire film crew. This replacement had angered Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, reports The Telegraph.
Shooting is to start in early December, if producers are able to find a replacement for Boyle of course. The film will premiere on October 25th, 2019.