Christopher Nolan May Direct ‘Bond 24’!

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ director has reportedly met with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for informal talks.
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Christopher Nolan May Direct ‘Bond 24’!

Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct Bond 24 Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are currently seeking a director for Bond 24, after Sam Mendes (Skyfall) turned down their offer to make the sequel back in March. The Dark Knight Rises filmmaker Christopher Nolan has been approached by the producers to direct the latest installment of their James Bond franchise.

Nothing is official as of yet, since talks are still in very early and informal stages, but the filmmaker recently met with the producers.

We reported in October that the producers are seeking a fall 2014 release date for this 007 adventure, which may pose a scheduling conflict for Christopher Nolan. He is currently in pre-production on his next movie, Interstellar, which has been set for a November 7, 2014 release.

Here's what an insider had to say about the informal discussions.

"It does no harm for Broccoli and Wilson to talk with Nolan, even if nothing happens this time round."

Daniel Craig is locked in to return as James Bond, with Skyfall co-stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), and Ben Whishaw (Q) slated to reprise their roles as well.

Spectre comes to theaters November 6th, 2015.

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  • EmmyttWolfe • 2 years ago

    @CoreyB I fully agree.

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    • CoreyB • 2 years ago

      @EmmyttWolfe You dont hear many opinions like that...but you're entitled to it. Lets hope, whoever does the next Bond....that its as good as they've been in recent history.

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      • crypt • 2 years ago

        I don't think it'll happen sadly... But I hope it does!

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        • EmmyttWolfe • 2 years ago

          @CoreyB Yes he is a great filmmaker...when It comes to his own material. When it is a franchise like Batman no. I liked The dark knight.. but BB and TDKR were pretty bad movies. I just do not trust him with franchises or properties like Batman or James Bond. That is my opinion.

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          • CoreyB • 2 years ago

            @thomasclarke Yeah I doubt it...He is going to be so busy w/Interstellar that this next Bond movie wouldnt come out until like 2016.

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            • CoreyB • 2 years ago

              @EmmyttWolfe Yeah after he made one of the most successful Comic book/action/movies of all time yeahhh I would feel weird w/him taking over for Bond...You're right the reviews and fan reactions to TDKR were horrible...Bond is too big for him. Wait what am I saying? What world do you live in? Chris Nolan is one of the most gifted filmakers of our time... TDKR stands as #8 on the top Worldwide movies of alltime in terms of $. People loved it. And have you seen the other Batmans that he directed? What about that lil movie Inception...Memento? Prestige? Cmon pal get w/it eh.

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              • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                I really doubt that this will happen, it would be great but very very unlikely.

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                • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

                  That would be pretty cool to see happen, but doubtful

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                  • shuabert • 2 years ago

                    This ain't gonna happen, schedule-wise. Plus, Mendes hasn't even completely written it off yet. He's just put off by the aggressive schedule.

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                    • SherlockHolmes2009 • 2 years ago

                      Skyfall was great and with Nolan directing we can get a great follow up to the film

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                      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                        @redcameraman -- I like that idea.

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                        • redcameraman • 2 years ago

                          Good. Make it an improvement over "Skyfall."

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                          • mr-k • 2 years ago

                            Nah. As much as I like Nolan, he would never do a Bond movie. He's just not right for this material.

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                            • ChiRep-1 • 2 years ago

                              Nolan's invested in Interstellar atm, which means he wouldn't get started on Bond until 2015 which mean we wouldn't see it on-screen until 2017. Craig would be 50 at that point, no thank you.

                              As great as this would be, Nolan should stay away from Bond (Besides, he can't direct combat sequences)

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                              • phatalphd • 2 years ago

                                ehhh, I was hoping he'd take on an original script next. Bond is too watered down and played out. I don't think Nolan could really do much that hasnt been tried in the 23 (damn that sounds rediculous) sequels.

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                                • EmmyttWolfe • 2 years ago

                                  After what he did to the dark knight rises I am against this.

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                    I'm definitely open to the idea of Christopher Nolan directing Bond 24. That will certainly be something interesting to see on screen. I just hope he does not use the same actors and actresses from the Dark Knight trilogy and from Inception. That would just be lazy on his part.

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                                    • dark-env • 2 years ago

                                      @ghostman I did sir. (head drops in shame) lol couldn't find the original article

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                                      • diaigma • 2 years ago

                                        @corey - If Nolan were to have his own cast ...

                                        Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Bond

                                        Cillian Murphy as The Baddie

                                        Tom Hardy as The Muscle

                                        Marion Cotillard as The Girl

                                        Michael Caine as Q ...

                                        I'm only saying this since Nolan tends to have his favorites :P

                                        I'd still watch a Nolan Bond, though I thought Skyfall was the best Bond I'd seen since Goldeneye.

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                                        • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                          @dark-env you totally took that last paragraph off of Wikipedia :P

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