Boyle gets 007 offer

LONDON: Danny Boyle, Oscar winning director of Slumdog Millionaire, has been asked to direct the next James Bond film.

Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has asked Boyle to direct the 23rd Bond film, reports The other producer Callum McDougal is Boyle’s friend and has served as a producer of Boyle’s 2002 film The Beach.

A source said, “Danny is the man of the moment and he is being bombarded with offers from studios. He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by Barbara. The team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond. Danny has always insisted he is more interested in the film than the money. “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 team thinks Danny would be a fantastic addition to the Bond family.”