Director Danny Boyle quits latest James Bond project

Updated 22 August 2018
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Director Danny Boyle quits latest James Bond project

LOS ANGELES: Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 has been plunged into turmoil as the team behind the 25th James Bond movie announced that Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle was quitting the project.
Boyle, a longtime fan who included Craig’s Bond in the opening ceremony he directed for the 2012 London Olympics, was reportedly just beginning the casting process for the movie, slated for release at the end of next year.
“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 site said on Tuesday, referencing the producers and star of the long-running British spy movie franchise.
It was not immediately clear whether Boyle’s exit would delay the production, with filming at Pinewood Studios, west of London, expected to begin in December.
There was no announcement on Boyle’s replacement, but the producers were said to be interested in Scottish director David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water“) and Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049“) before the “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” director was hired.
The film is due for release on October 25 next year in Britain, with Universal handling the international distribution. MGM and EON Productions plan to release it in the US two weeks later.


Singer Rita Ora unveils new music video shot in Dubai

The video features scenes shot in the celebrity-loved city. (AFP)
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Singer Rita Ora unveils new music video shot in Dubai

British singer Rita Ora unveiled her latest music video on Monday, revealing that it was shot in Dubai.

The video for “New Look,” which the artist released on YouTube and promoted on her social media platforms on Monday evening, features scenes shot in the celebrity-loved city.

One of the neighborhoods to feature in the music video is Meydan — home to Dubai’s premiere racecourse, as well as a clutch of popular party spots.

“My brand new video for NEW LOOK is out now!! This was so much fun to film in Dubai (sic),” Ora posted on her Instagram account, alongside a clip of the video.

“NEW LOOK video comes out tomorrow!! I can’t wait for you all to see it, filming in Dubai was so much fun with these amazing cars #VisitDubai (sic),” she said in another post.