The Next 'James Bond' Flick Is Being Written

'We've got an idea.'

The Next 'James Bond' Flick Is Being Written Image: Columbia Pictures

Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has confirmed he's taking on the role to direct the next James Bond flick, and that a script is in the works.

Daniel Craig has already confirmed he's got one more Bond film left in him, and it looks like the process for getting there is underway.

Boyle, speaking at the launch of his new series Trust, delivered the good news for Bond fans when quizzed by Metro New York.

"We are working on a script right now," he said when asked about whether he was taking on the franchise.

"And it all depends on that, really. I am working on a Richard Curtis at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now."

He confirmed a central idea for the plot - which would be Craig's fifth Bond film and the 25th overall - is being written.

"We’ve got an idea, John Hodge - the screenwriter - and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment," Boyle said.

"And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away."