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.

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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.