Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan discusses the possibilities of helming a Bond film. With Bond 25 expected to start production soon, we’re still awaiting a director and confirmation of a 007 actor. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are currently scouting for a director and Nolan may certainly be on their list.
Earlier this year, Nolan’s production company Syncopy was listed on IMDb under the upcoming Bond film, which lead many to believe that The Dark Knight director will helm the movie.
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And now Nolan’s given his first interview about it, saying he’d “definitely” be interested as he “deeply loves the character” but admits “it has to need reinvention”:
“A Bond movie, definitely. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.” he told Playboy.
I’ve spoken to the producers, I deeply love the character. Maybe one day that would work out.
It seems likely that Daniel Craig will return, as he’s reportedly set to make a comeback for at least one more film. But with a director still far from decided it seems, Nolan may very well get the nod.
His latest Dunkirk is out on July 21.