The man behind Netflix series Maniac has been named as the director of the next James Bond film.
Cary Joji Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle, who dropped out last month blaming “creative differences”.
Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli praised Fukunaga’s “versatility and innovation”.
He recently directed Netflix’s dark comedy Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and directed season one of True Detective.
Fukunaga’s work on the HBO crime drama series won him an Emmy in 2014. He also directed 2015’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba.
And the Elba connection wasn’t lost on many commentators. Read more