Report: Christopher Nolan Offered The Next James Bond Film

Seeing as Sam Mendes has quite conclusively rebuffed their offers to return for more, it seems that James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have approached Christopher Nolan with an offer to direct the next episode.

According to The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye, who has a great track record with Bond stories, “informal talks” with Nolan and his people are underway.

Right at the moment, Nolan is gearing up to start production on his wormhole-hopping drama, Interstellar, and the Bond gig would likely have to see him double up with near back-to-back projects, both of which would be on quite the epic scale. This alone could very easily dissuade him.

And then there are these recurring stories about Bond 24 and 25 forming a diptych, something that appears to be echoed at the end of Bamigboye’s report:

Mendes told me that there would be at least a year to 18 months of pre-production preparation and then six months of filming involved in Bond 24, and the producers want to shoot the follow-up soon after.

Even if Nolan does agree to the gig, it could be some time before we know about it. Interstellar will start shooting in the coming months, and post production is likely to take him very close to its November 2014 release date. Will EON Productions wait? Will they try to book ahead secure Nolan’s services for a future Bond film now? Or will they just move one, for the time being at least, and look for another candidate?

I think there are better candidates, but then again, I said that about Sam Mendes and, by and large, I loved Skyfall, so…

Via: Bleeding Cool Comic News+

4 thoughts on “Report: Christopher Nolan Offered The Next James Bond Film

  1. Amy Bailey
    May 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    The article linked above is talking about Bond movies 23 and 24 – but this article below mentions Craig for 24 – I also found lots of speculation about lots of other folks for the role.

    I really really hope they can convince Craig to stay, because he’s darn good at it. In my flurry of research, I even ran across articles with Roger Moore and Brosnan explaining why Craig is the best Bond.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2296664/Daniel-Craig-screens-James-Bond-2016-studio-bosses-reveal.html

  2. Johnny Hunter
    May 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Yeah, Craig is signed on for 2 more films…they will be the first James Bond 2 parter.

  3. Amy Bailey
    May 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I get it. Director, not Bond. Move along, nothing to see here. 🙂

  4. Amy Bailey
    May 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    I skimmed the first sentence too fast – that’s the only place I can see the word “director” – everything else was language like “projects in work” or talking about production – which my Friday brain still read as actor-like behavior. And I didn’t know that those guys are director types. Oh well.

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