Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire, is reportedly in the frame to take the reins of the next James Bond film.

According to the Sun newspaper, Boyle, 52, is top of producer Barbara Broccoli's list to direct the next 007 movie following the huge success of Slumdog.

Though Trainspotting helmer Boyle has previously said he has little interest in bid budget projects, his stock has risen in Hollywood since winning best director at the Baftas, Golden Globes and Academy awards.

"Danny is the man of the moment and he is being bombarded with offers from studios," a source from EON Productions was quoted as saying.

"He has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film by Barbara. The EON team love his vision and think that it would work perfectly for the new look of Bond.

"Danny has always insisted he is more interested in the film than the money."

"However, with Daniel Craig's involvement and the way the films are now structured - with the emphasis on the characters and plot rather than gags and gadgets — it is right up Danny's street."

The source added: "Everyone on the EON team thinks Danny would be a fantastic addition to the Bond family."

The 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace, is released on DVD on March 23rd.

03/03/2009 11:18:15