Report: Christopher Nolan to be offered ‘Bond 24’

Posted: May 17, 2013 in Movies

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’re a fan of the James Bond franchise.  Plain and simple.  Here lately James Bond has been reinvented as a working man just trying to save the world with Daniel Craig in the titular role.  Just last year Skyfall became the all time top grossing James Bond film with over $300M made.  The franchise is no longer in need of saving, but that’s not stopping Sony from getting ready to offer one of Hollywood’s top directors reigns over Bond.

According to BleedingCool, James Bond producer Barbara Brocolli and Michael G. Wilson are set to offer Christopher Nolan the directing gig for Bond 24Skyfall director Sam Mendes has stated time and again that he does not want to return to the Bond universe (presumably because he didn’t have much fun last go around), so that leaves the producers looking to one up their last outing.

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has stated that “informal talks” have begun between Nolan and the Bond runners.  However, nothing is imminent at this point.  Christopher Nolan has long been an admirer of James Bond star Daniel Craig for quite some time.  Nolan would make complete sense as the Bond franchise has never been more popular, while Nolan has a knack for big budget action titles.  Directing the Dark Knight trilogy while also shooting Inception and next year’s Interstellar have firmly placed Christopher Nolan as the top director in Hollywood.

Christopher Nolan has never been a director to go from project to project, as his Batman films were nearly three years apart from one another.  Filming Interstellar next year would likely require Nolan to immediately follow that up with Bond 24.  That alone may be enough for Nolan to pass on the offer.  However, directing a Bond film would cement Nolan’s place in film history.  That alone may be enough for him to commit.

Right now, talks are early but I’m hopeful.

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