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But this guy’s introduction of what he’s heard to date (hard at work on direction, have on multiple occasions shot down a TV spin off (why don’t ppl believe EoN when they have also publicly stated this, 😂), casting has not happened, no one has auditioned, typical meetings with actors (as I said about ATJ, he hasn’t auditioned, but that doesn’t mean he hasnt met for a dinner or a meeting with the producers), an agreement of three year cycles/film, PnW will be starting outlines and/or a script in the New Year), no filming will be done in ‘23, rings eerily similar with much I’ve heard. In fact, it sounded identical and I got butterflies in my gut.
This new wrinkle with Nolan— and this is coming from someone who didn’t want this to happen— is definitely the first I’ve heard about this, but, more importantly, sounds entirely legitimate and exactly how this would play out IF this is true (and I’m not doubting it is):
Nolan will be spending the rest of this year editing his behemoth Oppenheimer, mixing, press right up until weeks before the premiere. He’s going to be a very busy man.
But IF this is true and he made some rough notes on what P&W should focus their writing on, that would give them enough time to have a solid draft to deliver to Nolan by the time he’s finished with Oppenheimer— the timing is exactly perfect.
IF this is true and auditions start with the delivery of the new script and director in place, it’s very bloody feasible that shooting COULD begin as early as Jan ‘24 with a release date in November of that year.
As I told ppl, the casting of Bond concerned me; it just felt there was no one actor that could make the previous James Bond fade away gently. But hiring Nolan (and once again this is someone very wary about where he is as a filmmaker), would be a bold move and that name still has the star wattage to completely drown out Craig.
I’ve put in a feeler to a person who’d know if this is true or false and I’ve received Radio Silence (except to wish me a Happy Christmas). I can’t doubt this video at the moment. Not even a little bit.
If this one is another fake— then it has me utterly fooled!
I don't actually know much about Nolan - saw Inception on tv a few years back, that's it. I know he's got credibility among film fans, but does he have the popular name-recognition to get a general audience's attention and distract from the lack of Craig? Sorry if that sounds naive, guys, but I really dunno!
Dan's going to be such a hard act to follow and chances are the new guy's going to get a lot of stick simply for not being Daniel Craig. Tried to think of things that might take the comparison weapon out of the media's hands and give them other issues to concentrate on, and the main one I can think of would be if EON went with Sope. Which is ironic, as he's probably the candidate with the most similarities to Dan in many ways! Said it before, though - I'm not sure they're ready to take that step.
The “Merry Christmas “ feels like a coy confirmation.
Yeah, not sold on Nolan either. Both those directors would be more interesting I personally feel.
Anyway, let's presume that all this is true. It doesn't mean Nolan will be directing Bond 26 for certain. Look at what happened with Danny Boyle. I'm sure there have been countless other directors who have fallen through at earlier stages as well.
Mark Mylod? Interesting, haven't seen The Menu yet.
Michael, Barbara, and Christopher, have said that they will/would "reinvent" Bond...
My thinking too. I'm ready for that combo...just as it is.
This wouldn't be another Nolan film, this would be Nolan stripped back from high concept and providing us with one story among many others that other people will get to shape so I think while these rumours, as @talos7 says, should be taken with a grain of salt, I think it would be a choice I'd look forward to seeing.
I also think Taylor-Johnson and Nolan are a good match, but again grain of salt.
Just to clarify, I think we started the B25 production thread with the Boyle rumors. Can't remember for sure though. It should definitely be a footnote in the history of B26 that we started with strong Nolan and ATJ rumors.
As much as I want Nolan to direct and believe there is a pretty good chance he will be our next director, that youtuber is lying. Why? Because he says Purvis and Wade are coming back. No chance. If Nolan is directing, then Nolan is writing. And if Nolan is writing, then Purvis and Wade won't ever get anywhere near Bond 26.
It'd probably be the Nolan brothers writing. ;-)
I don’t think anyone is lying. If this doesn’t come into fruition, this gentleman reporting sounded as if the information he received definitely came from someone quite close to Eon— I say that because a few people here know I did hear the same things (minus Nolan).
And as far as P&W? It makes perfect sense that IF Nolan is on board, he’s busy editing and mixing Oppenheimer; it would be entirely realistic for him to have, as the YouTuber pointed out, make a rough outline or points and ask other writers to starts a working draft based on his notes.
Once Nolan is fully free of Oppenheimer, it’s also entirely possible he takes the working draft and then builds on it (I just pray that if this is the case, he brings his brother and sister in law on board as they are far better writers than Nolan).
But as far as this guy lying? I really think he got his info from a good source— whether this happens or not, his report sounded legitimate (and I’m saying this as someone on record that has believed exactly zero “scoops” up until this one; even now I’m not saying this is fact yet, but everything about it passes the smell test (once again, everything up until Nolan was almost word for word what I have heard, and; anything to do with Nolan would likely roll out the way his source stated (Nolan is on Oppenheimer until release, of course, so, unable to focus all his attention on another project, he made outline/notes to pass to P&W (two trusty stalwarts), to then at least start a draft (makes sense); once Oppenheimer has opened, and the announcement is made, Nolan can start auditioning actors with this script. No one has suggested P&W continue after this, just that they’d develop Nolan’s points (if true, this is likely how it’d roll)).
And once again I’m saying this as someone who thinks this is the best business decision EoN has, and Nolan plus Bond will guarantee an explosive start to the new era, but I’m also someone who isn’t very fond of the man’s output since really TDK (so I have no dog in this fight, in other words, other than to chime in with my opinion).
This may end up to all be for nothing, or;
Nolan could be an active “consultant “ on development of B26 (and he may help Eon choose a director), or;
Nolan could be an active “consultant” on developing B26 and will only become director after Oppenheimer is locked and printed and released, and all publicity out of the way…
Edit: excuse typos… dealing with family dog end of life…
He isn’t my ideal choice at all, however there’s a few things keeping me optimistic: he seems to “get” Bond as demonstrated by his love for OHMSS and choosing Dalton as his favorite Bond actor. Also, he’s a versatile director, so he would undoubtedly be able to handle a range of emotions along with action.
The concern for me is that he tends to cram in insane amount of detail and dialogue into his films. It really becomes a chore at times. If they can keep the script tight without his usual rapid fire dialogue I think we’re in safe hands.
And generally I just wondered how the Taylor-Johnson rumours fit into all this? Is that part of rumour or was that a connection made the guy who made the video?
Martin Campbell is still my first choice.
“…from the director of Casino Royale and Goldeneye…” is a pretty powerful headline/trailer lead.