The new director for the next James Bond film has been announced, with shooting due to begin in March next year.
Bond 25 will see Daniel Craig reprise the role of author Ian Fleming's 007 for a fifth time.
Notably, Fukunaga wasn't on the supposed director shortlist that surfaced in the wake of Boyle's departure, which included the likes of Bart Layton, SJ Clarkson and Yann Demange.
He also directed a 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, and the acclaimed Beasts of No Nation for Netflix, with Idris Elba.
The announcement was made on Thursday morning that the 25th outing in the 007 franchise will begin filming at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2019.
Filming was supposed to begin this December but to avoid missing the November release date, shooting would have needed to begin in January 2019 at the latest.
Cary rose to fame in 2014 after directing and producing the first series of True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. With Boyle's version of the film set to work from a script by his long-time collaborator John Hodge, it emerged last week that regular Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade had re-joined the project to write a new version of the screenplay.
The filmmaker has been described as a "left field" choice by the James Bond International Fan Club, but that his hiring is "in keeping with the art house, independent sensibility" of other names that had been attached to the franchise.