Danny Boyle will no longer direct the next James Bond film, with "creative differences" given as the reason for the parting of ways.
Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire's Boyle has stepped down as director of the 25th James Bond film, which will see Daniel Craig suit up as 007 for the fifth time, having just been announced to take the helm in May.
"Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25," the official 007 Twitter account posted on Tuesday.
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd— James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018
No further details have been given yet about the creative differences, or who will step into the fold as director in his place.
It is not yet known if Boyle's exit will impact the release schedule. Production is due to begin in December on the film, which is slated for an October release in Ireland and the UK, and a November release in the US.
Speaking after Spectre's release in 2015, Mendes said he would not wish to continue directing Bond films.