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The Latest ‘James Bond’ Movie Update Finally Gives Fans A Reason To Stop Panicking

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The latest “James Bond” movie has found a director and a little bit of stability.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday morning:

Cary Fukunaga has been named director for the 25th installment of the 007 franchise, with Daniel Craig reprising his role — reportedly for the last time — as the man with the license to kill.  

Bond producers Eon made the announcement on Thursday, adding that production had been pushed back to March 2019 for a worldwide release date of Feb. 14, 2020, shifting Bond from its traditional winter slot (and some four months back from its previous launch date of Oct. 25, 2019).

For those who are unaware, this movie was thrown into absolute chaos when director Danny Boyle left back in August. Generally speaking, it’s a pretty bad situation to be in when a director leaves a film about a year before it was scheduled to be released. (RELATED: LATEST ‘JAMES BOND’ MOVIE HITS A MAJOR ROADBLOCK. SHOULD FANS BE WORRIED?)

At least we’re getting some stability with at least knowing who the director will be. I don’t know anything about Fukunaga, other than he was a producer on “True Detective.” That’s enough for me. “True Detective” was dark as hell, and outstanding. Seems like the perfect man to run the show with Daniel Craig.

Now we finally just need this film to get made and hit theaters. Waiting until early 2020 isn’t ideal, but it’s better than nothing. Let’s get to it and get Bond back on screen!

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