The Daily Mail is reporting that thedirector of the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan has been approached to helm the next James Bond film. They say that talks are still in the early stages with Nolan and his representatives but that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have started courting him for the job.
Previous reports on what is referred to as Bond 24 suggest that the screenplay is currently being worked on, and that MGM is eyeing a release within the next three years. Should Nolan sign on, he may have a conflict as he is set to begin filming Interstellar soon, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 7, 2014. Nolan’s track record, however, shows he is capable of pumping out big projects in tandem, directing both The Prestige and Inception between installments of his Dark Knight franchise, so a 2016 release date isn’t out of the question.
Nolan is an outspoken fan of James Bond and has expressed interest in directing one of the films in the past, in 2011 he said that the Bond movies were a huge influence on his Inception:
“I’ve loved the Bond films since I was a kid. For me, they’re always about the expansiveness of cinema. The first Bond films set up infinite possibilities about the world they create. I’d love to do a Bond film.”
As of now nothing is confirmed, but don’t be surprised if this happens.
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