Christopher Nolan opens up about the possibility of him directing a James Bond movie
Christopher Nolan has spoken about the possibility of him directing a James Bond movie in the future.
Nolan, whose new movie Dunkirk hits cinemas on July 21st, told Playboy that he'd be up for the challenge, but only if the franchise needed an overhaul.
He said: "A Bond movie, definitely. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it."
He continued: "Maybe one day [him directing a Bond film] would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well."
It was reported yesterday that Daniel Craig is set to play James Bond one final time, which would likely rule Nolan out of the running for the next instalment of the series.
Dunkirk depicts the real-life events of an infamous battle in World War II where hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops were surrounded by enemy forces, trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
It stars Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh, with 71's Jack Lowden, War & Peace's Aneurin Barnard and One Direction's Harry Styles also taking small roles.
The running time for the movie has been announced and it's a skinny one hour and 47 minutes, the second shortest movie of Nolan's career to date and a full 62 minutes shorter than his previous movie Interstellar.
The movie hits cinemas on July 21st this summer.