Scottish director David Mackenzie new favourite for 25th James Bond film

Scottish director David Mackenzie new favourite for 25th James Bond film

Punters think it could be a Scottish director and actor combo for 007.

Glasgow-born David Mackenzie is the new favourite to be announced as the next director of 25th James Bond film, following a flurry of bets.

The movement follows reports of Danny Boyle’s U-turn on directing the franchise, with the Scot in the frame to take over the reins of the iconic espionage movies.

Mackenzie has been cut from 33/1, all the way into 7/2 standout favourite, ahead of the likes of all action director Christopher Nolan and French Canadian Denis Villeneuve.

He’s the most backed to be named the man in charge as well, with a whopping 78% of all bets over the last week being placed on Mackenzie getting the gig.

Elsewhere, SJ Clarkson is the third favourite to be appointed next bond director, followed by Martin Campbell (7/1), Gareth Edwards (9/1) and Christopher McQuarrie (9/1).

Oddschecker spokesperson, Callum Wilson: “With the Scottish heritage that surrounds the entire ethos of James Bond, it does seem only right that the next director of the film franchise is from Scotland.

“Mackenzie has received a plethora of punting attention on who will be announced as Sam Mendes’ successor - and with the likes of Sam Heughan being heavily backed to take over from Daniel Craig – it could be a Scottish duo heading up the next instalment of 007.”

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