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After Sam Mendes announced that he would not return to the James Bond series many pundits started to speculate on which director would take over the franchise.
Among the directors that have been speculated to direct the 24th installment are Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, Bryan Singer and Danny Boyle. However Nolan, Whedon, and Singer have not commented on whether they are interested. Boyle, however, has made it clear that he is not interested in the series.
During his time in SXSW, Boyle stated that the James Bond series was not for him. The director said "It's not for me, I'm afraid... Because of the Bond thing in the Olympics, I visited the [Skyfall] set a few times and saw Sam, Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson and Daniel Craig and everybody. They're different kinds of films, you know? They're huge. They're just huge. They wouldn't get the best out of me, doing that sort of thing."
Boyle previewed the Bond series for the London Olympic Games when he featured 007 Daniel Craig in a parachute stunt that found Britain's beloved spy skydiving with the Queen during the opening ceremony video.
Boyle last directed "127 Hours" with James Franco. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture but lost all of them. Boyle won his first Academy Award for his film "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2009 when the film went home with 8 Oscars including Best Picture.
Boyle's latest film "Trance" opens on April 5th and stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. The film will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.