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Has Bond 25 found its director?


Whilst debate continues to rage over whether Daniel Craig will return as 007 (please make it so), rumours are beginning to circulate that Bond 25 may have found its director.

Step forward Paul McGuigan, erstwhile director of Sherlock, Luke CageVictor Frankenstein and Gangster No. 1 who, rumour has it, may be replacing Skyfall and SPECTRE filmmaker Sam Mendes.

The rumours stem from Indiewire and suggest that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are big fans of McGuigan's EON-backed new movie, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, a romantic drama starring Jamie Bell and Annette Bening.

Although Mendes was acclaimed for bringing his signature, lush visual style to the 007 universe it's intriguing to note that McGuigan doesn't really have a house style. Are the producers looking to return to a somewhat more utilitarian approach for future Bond movies?

Even so, given Sherlock's crowd-pleasing blend of fast-paced action and sharp humour, McGuigan may be just the man to shake up 007's martini. Send us your responses @Cineworld.