The British Oscar-winner’s name has been linked to the 25th instalment of the record-breaking franchise for weeks, but hid appointment has now been sealed.
Speaking at a special screening for his new FX Show, Trust, Boyle, 61, revealed that James Bond is his next project.
“We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment,” he began.
“We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year.
“But we are working on them both right now.”
What’s more, Boyle confirmed he’ll be teaming up with Transporting collaborator, John Hodge.
He continued: “We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment.
“And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”
Current Bond, Daniel Craig, 50, already gave the filmmaker his backing, according to reports.
“They took the idea to Barbara, never believing for a minute she would go for it,” an insider told Daily Mail.
“But she’s excited by the concept – and so is her producing partner Michael.”
The source continued: “But the most important cheerleader in the meeting was Daniel, and he was pushing for Danny to direct.
“He loves the fact that it’s something completely different. He has not signed up for more of the same old Bond.
“The seed of Danny and John’s Bond was planted when Danny directed that incredible short film — featuring Daniel Craig, the Queen and her corgis — for the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.
“That’s where the bond, for want of a better word, was formed.
“I’d be shot if I told you the story idea they’ve come up with, but it’s pure movie gold.”
James Bond 25 will be released in November 2019.