Given his status as the world’s premiere director of large-scale event cinema, it was perhaps inevitable that Christopher Nolan would become linked to the vacant director’s chair on Bond 24 , and sure enough, that’s exactly what’s happened.
The Daily Mail ’s Baz Bamigboye reports that Nolan is in early talks with Bond bigwigs Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson, with a view to the director stepping into the position recently vacated by Sam Mendes.
Our instant reaction to this one would be that with Nolan embarking upon pre-production on his forthcoming sci-fi film Interstellar , the likelihood of him jumping straight into another hugely time-consuming property would seem slim.
However, Bamigboye was frequently on the money with his various scoops throughout Skyfall ’s life-cycle, so it could well be the case that Broccoli and Wilson have at least sounded Nolan out about his potential availability.
It may be that they’re simply keen to get his take on where the Bond films might go next, with Nolan having previously declared himself a fan of the series.
We’d certainly love to see Nolan take on the franchise at some point in the future, so if Bond 24 turns out to be an episode too soon, hopefully Broccoli and Wilson will be able to pique his interest further down the track…