Christopher Nolan Still Wants To Direct JAMES BOND; OH GOD YES.

The Dark Knight Rises  drops next month, and with it brings a segueing in the career of Extradimensional Directorial Pimp Christopher Nolan. Just what will the good sir do? I’d love to see the dude carve out new material of his own to compliment Inception, Memento  and the rest of his filmography. Yet, if he is going to dabble in another’s world, I’d love it to the one of Jimmy Bond.


Nolan will probably be able to do just about whatever he wants. Because the director is famously tight-lipped, we have very little idea what that might be.

One possibility has seemed to be a Howard Hughes movie. But the director tells Empire (via the Playlist) that Bruce Wayne became his Hughes, saying “Luckily I managed to find another wealthy, quirky character who’s orphaned at a young age.”

That leaves us with almost nothing when it comes to Nolan’s future. But he does say that he was serious about making a James Bond film, a desire he voiced back in 2010.

As cool as a Christopher Nolan Bond movie might be, it seems as unlikely as the Quentin Tarantino version of Casino Royale always was. Bond controllers EON Productions have their way of doing things, and Nolan has his way of doing things, and it seems unlikely that those two methodologies would go hand in hand.

Nolan does tell Empire that he met with producers about Bond, but that any film with his name on it “would have to be the right situation and the right time in their cycle of things.” Precisely what “the right situation” is can be open to question, but since part of Nolan’s working method is exerting total control, he might want to cast his own Bond. Given how much effort EON puts into choosing and marketing their Bond, that could be the one and only stumbling block that matters.

Slashfilm, let me have this. Let me have this.