Christopher Nolan Wants to Direct James Bond Movie


Christopher Nolan says it would be an amazing privilege to direct a James Bond movie.

Nolan’s most recent film Oppenheimer opens in theatres on Friday, and the filmmaker was once again challenged with the age-old question: Would he ever direct a James Bond film?

“The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent. It would be an amazing privilege to do one,” Nolan told the Happy Sad Confused podcast when asked about the spy movies. “At the same time, when you take on a character like that you’re working with a particular set of constraints.”

He believes that any director who takes on the Bond legacy must approach the subject with the “right attitude.”

“It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong.”

This isn’t the first time Nolan has tossed around the idea of directing a Bond film. Tenet filmmaker told Playboy in 2017 that he would “definitely” do a Bond film and maintains an open dialogue with the series producers.

“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. Maybe one day that 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.”

Oppenheimer releases on July 21.



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