With Skyfall‘s Sam Mendes deciding against returning for the next film, the search for a Bond 24 director is now under-way. The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has previously said he’d “love to do a Bond film” as he thinks “James Bond is one of the great characters in contemporary fiction”. If things work out, Nolan could get his wish.
According to The Daily Mail “informal talks have begun between Nolan, his representatives and the powers behind the James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson” for the director to helm Bond 24. The critical and commercial success of Skyfall has raised the bar for future Bond films, but if anyone can take on the challenge it’s Nolan. Anyone who saw Inception can see he’d be a great fit.
It’s still early days, and whether the movie moves forward with Nolan will depend on many factors. He’s currently preparing to shoot Interstellar with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain which will keep him busy well into 2014. The last we heard Sony were hoping to have Bond 24 out in late-2014, so there could be a problem there unless they choose to delay production so that Nolan can direct.
What do you think about Nolan potentially directing Bond 24?