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What Sam Mendes was able to do with his turn behind the camera as part of the James Bond franchise was outstanding. 'Skyfall' brought the rebooted Bond origin story full circle. When it was announced that Mendes would not be returning for the next film in the franchise, the web was set ablaze with speculation as to who would be the new helmer. Now it appears that series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have approached Christopher Nolan with an offer to direct the next installment. It should be noted that nothing has been finalized, but Broccoli and Wilson have made an offer to Nolan's representatives. Nolan is currently in pre-production on his sci-fi film 'Interstellar,' which is due in theaters November 7th, 2014.
Turn the site about, raise the battle colors, and unleash the full payload of geek fervor. Personally, I think Nolan's an amazing filmmaker, one adept at both arresting visuals and intricate storytelling. I would be extremely interested to see what a Christopher Nolan James Bond film looks like, especially given the way he handled the last iconic hero that was placed in his hands. Additionally, it would only add to the prestigious lineage of directors who have been associated with the history of this legendary franchise. That being said, and again I know much of this discussion is hypothetical given that we're talking about very early talks between the two sides, before I can decide whether I'm fully on-board with this hiring, I would need to know the expected duration of Nolan's tenure as Bond director. If we're just talking about one film, that's great. However my fear is that Nolan might want to expand it into another trilogy and that is precisely what the franchise doesn't need right now. They just wrapped a trilogy that firmly established the rebooted agent and now it's time for more compartmentalized adventures. Regardless, I have a feeling this offer will not be accepted. Given how busy Nolan is, and the fact that Daniel Craig isn't getting any younger, I can't imagine the producers want another elongated gap in time between their films.
What do you guys think? Is Nolan a suitable choice for the next Bond film director? Do you think he will accept the offer?
Source: Daily Mail