The Daily Mail is reporting that The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has been approached to helm the next James Bond film. They say that talks are still in the early/informal stages with Nolan and his representatives but that Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have started courting him for the job.
Previous reports on “Bond 24″ indicate that the screenplay is currently being worked on, with MGM eyeing a release for the project within the next three years. Should Nolan sign on, this timetable might need to be altered to accomodate his schedule (he is currently working on Interstellar, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 7, 2014).Nolan’s track record, however, shows he is capable of churning out big projects in less than two years, so a 2016 release date isn’t out of the question. Chris is an outspoken fan of James Bond and has expressed interest in directing one of the films in the past, so don’t be surprised if this ends up happening, but for now it’s just a rumor.
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