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Submitted by Sandmano 472d ago | rumor

Dark Knight to Rise for Next James Bond? Christopher Nolan Approached to Direct Next 007 Film

Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next 007 movie.
It’s early days, but informal talks have begun between Nolan, his representatives and the powers behind the James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson. (Christopher Nolan, Cinema, James Bond 24)

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Sandmano  +   473d ago
Perfect match for a bond movie.
ajax17  +   472d ago
That'd be amazing.
RetrospectRealm  +   472d ago
Tom Hardy as Bond. YES.
adorie  +   471d ago
Bane returns as James Bond.
"how am I to drink my martini through this mahsk?"
DarkBlood  +   472d ago
well there was that rumour about him doing the script and so forth for the next 2 bond films, with how he takes the realistic approach to a fiction film it can only serve to do wonders for a franchise thats already real ish to begin with
Genki  +   472d ago
For as much as I like Nolan, I don't want him directing Bond. He doesn't have the sensibilities IMO. The guy is good at what he does, but he can't do it all. Just as I wouldn't want Spielberg directing the Hangover, I wouldn't want to see Nolan on a Bond flick.
wishingW3L  +   472d ago
dude, Nolan's on a roll! The guy hasn't directed a single bad film! Not even Spielberg has such a record... And beside, from the recent Bond movies only the first one was good. =/
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JL  +   471d ago
Doesn't have the sensibilities? Batman and Bond are pretty similar in essence. Especially the way Nolan did Batman. Comparing it to Spielberg doing The Hangover is bad comparison. You're talking about switching genres there. Bond is an action franchise. Nolan has proven time and again that he absolutely excels with action sequences. Not to mention he's great with practical effects (which is something sorely missing these days and something Bond needs for its action sequences--like Skyfall did).

"Good at what he does"? You don't think he just does sci-fi/fantasy movies do you (given his last few movies)? He had much more grounded/realistic films before the Batman movies and Inception. But again, Bond is just Batman with a different tone and not as comic book-y. So, while Nolan isn't the broadest and hasn't done anything like comedy or horror, he has proven he's good with thrillers, mysteries, drama and most importantly in the case of Bond, action.

That being said, he won't do it. He has his hands full with Interstellar.
Genki  +   471d ago
I think you're shoehorning Bond into a similar category as Batman and oversimplifying everything the character represents; they're nearly nothing alike. From their motivations, beliefs, lifestyles, conflicts, personalities, or even thematically, Bond and Batman are about as far from one another as it gets. May as well say that John McClane is like Indiana Jones. And as far as excelling with action sequences, I'd say he's decidedly hit or miss. For one thing, he can't shoot a fistfight to save his life. From the camera work to the choreography, every fight from his entire Batman trilogy was not up to snuff.

As far as his history, I've seen all of his films save for Following, and own them all with the exception of BB & TDKR; I'm very familiar with his body of work and style. That said, he excels with introspective drama and mystery far more than he does action films. IMO, his Batman films can't hold a candle to what he's done in movies like Memento, Insomnia, and The Prestige.

He is indeed on a roll right now as W3L said, but that's part of the problem with his fanbase; they act as though the guy can do no wrong, as if he's this infallible messiah of modern film-making. Personally, I've been disappointed by the likes of Kubrick, Scorsese, and Stone before, so this notion that an acclaimed filmmaker can do no wrong is a bit strange to me.

Nolan is a great director, indeed one of the best around and a personal favorite, but I just don't think he'd be a good fit for James Bond.
adorie  +   471d ago
Nolan needs to take a stab at horror. Put him and his broand maybe one other person who has done horror, maybe Clive Barker?

A nolan horror movie would be something I'd peg the calendar for.
ironfist92  +   472d ago
I wish he would work on the Assassin;s Creed film.
Sandmano  +   472d ago
Where did you get that assassins creed avatar from? It says In Arabic " correct, swearing is possible" LOOOL
ironfist92  +   471d ago
Lol. I did not know that, and I dont know where I got it from, maybe google images. Looked cool so why not.
Parapraxis  +   471d ago
Looks like a source here:
http://deptofmisanthropolog...
aDDicteD  +   471d ago
i hope it happens. skyfall itself looked like a nolan movie, it had a diabloic villain, it had a lot of cinematography and jumps to different locations smoothly and it was grounded, realistic and has throwbacks to the original source material in the past. chris nolan is an excellent choice to direct the next 2 bonds before daniel craig will get old for this.
Erudito87  +   471d ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
LOL_WUT  +   471d ago
More Bond movies sigh...
DarkBlood  +   471d ago
did you expect the franchise to just drop dead? lol
Root  +   471d ago
I think if they were going to bring Nolan in they would have to have a new Bond...

I don't get why we aren't getting a new Bond it would on been perfect after Skyfall.

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A new M, Miss Moneypenny behind her desk, Q being established....would of been nice to see a new Bond with all these changes Skyfall brought. Plus Craig said he's sick of Bond so I don't know why he signed up to do more if his heart isn't in it anymore.
PiperMCFierceson  +   471d ago
Wow hope he steps up to the plate.
Hergula  +   470d ago
Personally, I have nothing against him directing the next Bond, I mean why not? He is a phenomenal director.
StarWarsFan  +   464d ago
Don't they usually get smaller-budget directors for these movies?

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