The James Bond 007 franchise is a topic of conjecture these days – not because of the original novels, but because as soon as Hollywood got hold of it, it’s been nothing but bad storylines and misfires since. This typically happens when Hollywood butcher a story franchise. We’ve seen it happen before, and it will certainly happen again.
As per ScreenRant, Danny Boyle’s planned James Bond movie would have taken 007 back into outer space (like the classic starring THE James Bond, Roger Moore), following one of the saga’s most loathed entries. In my opinion, Roger Moore was James Bond. Everyone else was an afterthought.
No Time To Die was designed to bring Daniel Craig’s run as Bond to a close. Little did fans of the character know how definitive this ending would be, as the sequel closes with 007 dying for the first time in the EON James Bond movie series. It was initially set to be directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later), and while it was rumored he left after arguing against 007’s demise, he later clarified this wasn’t the case.
Instead, Boyle told Esquire the producers of the series just “lost confidence” in his plans for Bond 25. No Time To Die itself received mixed reviews, and there will always be some curiosity among Bond devotees as to how the Boyle version would have worked out. The script for Boyle’s Bond has yet to leak, but it’s known that the majority of it took place in Russia, the main villain was Russian and the story tied into 007’s origins. In the behind the scenes book Being Bond, a plot detail about Boyle’s James Bond 25 also revealed it went where only one other 007 adventure went previously.