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Danny Boyle all set to direct next James Bond flick

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London (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire not only turned out to be an Oscar sensation, but has also earned its director Danny Boyle a chance to direct the next James Bond flick. Bond chief Barbara Broccoli, who currently heads the 007 franchise at EON Productions, is said to be leading the chase for the British filmmaker's services.

“Danny is the man of the moment and he is being bombarded with offers from studios," the Sun quoted a source as saying. “He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by Barbara. The EON team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond," the source added.

In his recent interviews, Danny has said that big budgets are not important to him. And Bond producers think that Boyle may be the right choice considering the changes in the 007 series since Daniel Craig has joined it. “Danny has always insisted he is more interested in the film than the money," the source said.

“However, with Daniel Craig's involvement and the way the films are now structured with the emphasis on the characters and plot rather than gags and gadgets it is right up Danny's street. “Everyone on the EON team thinks Danny would be a fantastic addition to the Bond family," the source added.

Danny, who bagged the Best Director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, has also made films like Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.

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