Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct 25th James Bond Movie

The man behind HBO’s “True Detective” in addition to the dark Netflix comedy “Maniac” was named on Thursday as director of the next James Bond film.

Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the 25th movie inside franchise, the film’s producers, Michael G. Wilson in addition to Barbara Broccoli, announced on Twitter. Mr. Fukunaga will be taking over through Danny Boyle, who left the project in August with the producers citing “creative differences.”

“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” Mr. Wilson in addition to Ms. Broccoli wrote. “His versatility in addition to innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Mr. Fukunaga has not only worked in TV. In 2011, his adaptation of “Jane Eyre” was released in theaters, in addition to he was also behind the 2015 film “Beasts of No Nation,” starring Idris Elba, who has long been suggested as a possible Bond after Daniel Craig leaves the franchise.

Filming of the 25th Bond movie, which does not have a title yet, will begin at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, the producers said, in addition to will be scheduled to be released on Feb. 14, 2020, four months later than originally planned.

The news prompted some bemused reactions among fans on Twitter.

Some social media users, however, seemed more stirred by the brand-new Valentine’s Day Discharge date: