Christopher Nolan is reportedly in talks for the next James Bond flick.
Several websites are reporting that the Dark Knight Rises director has been approached by producers for the dashing spy’s next cinematic adventure. However, nothing about Nolan’s involvement with the sequel has been confirmed by the filmmaker’s reps or MGM.
The rumor seems to have originated from an article at the Daily Mail. According to the site, sources have suggested that Christopher Nolan is currently working out a deal with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson. Again, nothing official on the matter has been released as of this writing.
The Batman Begins director currently has his hands full with the upcoming sci-fi flick Interstellar. The film, which reunites Nolan with Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, is expected to arrive in theaters next year. This could ultimately pose a scheduling conflict with Bond 24.
According to Cinema Blend, producers are looking to get another Bond flick off the ground and into theaters within the next three years. Since Nolan is currently in pre-production on Interstellar, this would essentially mean the director would be performing double duties to get the projects in cinemas.
Given how well Skyfall performed at the box office last year, it’s not surprising that the studio is eager to get another movie onto the big screen as soon as possible. The 23rd installment of the franchise would go on to make an impressive $1.1 billion worldwide.
Producers were originally hoping Sam Mendes would return for another go-around. However, the director revealed that working on the Bond flick took a toll on him, both physically and emotionally. He added that he currently has no plans to return to the series anytime soon.
“Was I willing to go back into a room with a writer and start work on the same set of characters and the same scenarios as I’ve been working on for the last three years? The idea made me physically ill,” the filmmaker explained.
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