Christopher Nolan Officially Says He Won’t Direct Bond 25

Despite his “The Dark Knight” trilogy, director Christopher Nolan has made only original and singular films. The brit, who’s currently awaiting to find out if his first directing Oscar nomination will conclude with a victory, has shed some light on his future and the future of a decade long franchise.

We Got This Covered reported that on BBC’s Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs Series, the filmmaker stated that he officially is taking his name out of the hat to be the helmer of the newest Bond film, unofficially titled Bond 25. Nolan went on to praise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson who have been a part of James Bond film legacy since License to Kill in 1995 and Moonraker in 1979, respectively. Read the full quote below:

“I won’t be the man. No, categorically…I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [Wilson] – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me. But I’ve always been inspired by the films and would love to do one someday.”

The producers are looking to replace veteran Sam Mendes who directed Skyfall and Spectre. Daniel Craig is reported to return assuming a director is found. Among the shortlist to take the reigns over was originally Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Dunkirk), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario), David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Hell or High Water), and Yann Demange (’71). With Nolan bowing out and Villeneuve looking to be busy with his Dune remake, it’ll be interesting to see if Sony will stick with Mackenzie or Demange, or maybe find a more established name.

As exciting as it’d be to see the master-filmmaker take his stab at 007, it’ll be nice to see him create more original, and more than likely, incredible content.

Source: We Got This Covered

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Mark A. Silba

Mark is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cinema 35. He currently has his BA in Film and Media studies from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Gilbert, AZ where he spends most of his time seeing the latest theatrical releases.

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