Christopher Nolan wants to direct a Bond

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  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
    edited January 2013 Posts: 259
    Murdock wrote:
    mdo007 wrote:
    Also I look around and found how James Bond influence on his films (The Dark Knight, Inception):

    http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/countdowns/4543-top-5-influences-of-james-bond-on-christopher-nolan

    Nolan knows his Bond films really well, I think he's has huge potential to do a Bond film. Gregg Wilson, and Chris Corbould (special effect director for Skyfall and Inception) both said Chris Nolan can pull off a Bond film. Also Sam Mendes said Skyfall was influence by The Dark Knight and Mendes said he would love Nolan to direct a Bond film. As I said, what's the harm of having Nolan manning a Bond film since Nolan himself was a long time Bond fan.

    Because Nolan would want complete creative control.

    What evidence is there stating that?

    What do you mean? He's an auteur. He is very much the head honcho of his projects and would naturally want to do things his way. I feel there may be contention with him and EON, where he wants to do things a certain way that they don't agree with.

    I don't think that'll be a problem, Nolan loved Bond for a long time, I don't think he'll mess it up. Beside I remember Sam Mendes said he wanted to put the gunbarrel sequence at the beginning like the old way, but he stated there was problem and hence why Skyfall didn't have the gunbarrel sequence just like Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale:

    http://www.flicksandbits.com/2012/11/06/sam-mendes-talks-about-wanting-to-open-skyfall-with-the-traditional-james-bond-gun-barrel-sequence/33649/

    Yet I didn't hear any complaint from Barbara and/or Michael over this. Skyfall still did well without the traditional gunbarrel sequence, here's hoping Nolan can put that back if he direct the next Bond film. Also Nolan would not mess up Bond, he probably watched the DC Bond and probably noting how to improve over the last 3 Bond films and make his Bond film memorable.

  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Perhaps, but I see Nolan would approach it like Mendes did, an avid fan of the series, respecting the wishes of Michael and Barbara and making a quality product. I don't see him pushing them and becoming a McClory type.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    Murdock wrote:
    Perhaps, but I see Nolan would approach it like Mendes did, an avid fan of the series, respecting the wishes of Michael and Barbara and making a quality product. I don't see him pushing them and becoming a McClory type.

    Yeah Nolan isn't McClory and he doesn't have that personality, the Bond film shape the way Nolan does his film, I'm sure Nolan would respect Barbara and Michael's wish on making Bond film like other but with Nolan's touch.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    mdo007 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    Perhaps, but I see Nolan would approach it like Mendes did, an avid fan of the series, respecting the wishes of Michael and Barbara and making a quality product. I don't see him pushing them and becoming a McClory type.

    Yeah Nolan isn't McClory and he doesn't have that personality, the Bond film shape the way Nolan does his film, I'm sure Nolan would respect Barbara and Michael's wish on making Bond film like other but with Nolan's touch.

    I like to think this too. Nolan still hasn't let me down.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Nolan's Bond would rock. It's really what his Batman flicks have been about anyway IMO. I'm not keen on them, but a Nolan Bond film would be stellar!!!
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    mdo007 wrote:
    Murdock wrote:
    Perhaps, but I see Nolan would approach it like Mendes did, an avid fan of the series, respecting the wishes of Michael and Barbara and making a quality product. I don't see him pushing them and becoming a McClory type.

    Yeah Nolan isn't McClory and he doesn't have that personality, the Bond film shape the way Nolan does his film, I'm sure Nolan would respect Barbara and Michael's wish on making Bond film like other but with Nolan's touch.

    I like to think this too. Nolan still hasn't let me down.

    He won't mess up Bond, let's not forget he was an avid Bond fan and he was influenced by Bond for his films. I doubt a Bond fan like Nolan would screw up a good 007 film.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Mendes was a big no-no for some when he was first announced. At this point, even the toughest nay-sayers might have changed their opinion of this man.

    Nolan is top on my wish list for future Bond directors AND writers! Those who feel like Nolan is drawing a little too much attention or that he would fail for the Bonds, I'm sure, would eventually be proven wrong too.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited January 2013 Posts: 28,694
    We also have to consider that Nolan may want to start Bond fresh. Again, maybe he will submit and do as EON wish. The only one who knows what Nolan would do is the man himself.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
    edited January 2013 Posts: 259
    We also have to consider that Nolan may want to start Bond fresh. Again, maybe he will submit and do as EON wish. The only one who knows what Nolan would do is the man himself.

    Nolan would listen to Barb and Michael, Chris knows how Bond work, he's not going to screw this up if he had opportunity.
    DarthDimi wrote:
    Mendes was a big no-no for some when he was first announced. At this point, even the toughest nay-sayers might have changed their opinion of this man.

    Nolan is top on my wish list for future Bond directors AND writers! Those who feel like Nolan is drawing a little too much attention or that he would fail for the Bonds, I'm sure, would eventually be proven wrong too.

    Chris will probably get his brother Jonathan to help do the writing and screenwriting if it ever happen and if EON approve of having Jonathan Nolan (Is Jonathan Nolan's writing and screenwriting can fare and match alongside Richard Maibaum, Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade) doing screenwriting a James Bond film. Also I would love EON and Chris Nolan to maybe recruit David Goyer (who did the story and screenwriting for Nolan's Batman) if possible. Beside Nolan as director, can we have him as a associate producer, and I wouldn't be surprise if Nolan's wife, Emma Thomas would want to be involve. Also Nolan not only use Han Zimmers, he had other music composer, he had David Julyan (for Memento,The Prestige, and Insomnia):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Julyan

    Does anybody know how good his music is?
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    mdo007 wrote:
    We also have to consider that Nolan may want to start Bond fresh. Again, maybe he will submit and do as EON wish. The only one who knows what Nolan would do is the man himself.

    Nolan would listen to Barb and Michael, Chris knows how Bond work, he's not going to screw this up if he had opportunity.
    DarthDimi wrote:
    Mendes was a big no-no for some when he was first announced. At this point, even the toughest nay-sayers might have changed their opinion of this man.

    Nolan is top on my wish list for future Bond directors AND writers! Those who feel like Nolan is drawing a little too much attention or that he would fail for the Bonds, I'm sure, would eventually be proven wrong too.

    Chris will probably get his brother Jonathan to help do the writing and screenwriting if it ever happen and EON approved of having Jonathan Nolan (Is Jonathan Nolan's writing and screenwriting can fare and match alongside Richard Maibaum, Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade) doing screenwriting a James Bond film. Also I would love EON and Chris Nolan to maybe recruit David Goyer (who did the story and screenwriting for Nolan's Batman) if possible. Beside Nolan as director, can we have him as a associate producer, and I wouldn't be surprise if Nolan's wife, Emma Thomas would want to be involve. Also Nolan not only use Han Zimmers, he had other music composer, he had David Julyan (for Memento,The Prestige, and Insomnia):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Julyan

    Does anybody know how good his music is?

    I am not saying Nolan would screw anything up ever. I mean come on, it's Nolan.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    mdo007 wrote:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Julyan

    Does anybody know how good his music is?

    I am a fan of his music. Insomnia, The Prestige, Memento, The Descent (I and II), Matroesjka's, The Cabin In The Woods, Eden Lake ... they all feature intriguing and inspiring atmospheric scores.

    And with Thomas Newman turning out surprisingly effective for a Bond film, I'd happily give this artist of ambient music, Julyan I mean, a shot at a Bond.

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    Having seen TDKR last year, Inception today and I can only hope that C Nolan stays the hell away from the 007 franchise he is in my opinion "more visual orientated than content orientated" and that is not what I want from the franchise. With QoS and Mendes love child we had more than enough of that.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Having seen TDKR last year, Inception today and I can only hope that C Nolan stays the hell away from the 007 franchise he is in my opinion "more visual orientated than content orientated" and that is not what I want from the franchise. With QoS and Mendes love child we had more than enough of that.

    I don't see anything wrong having Nolan directing Bond. Beside I already mention that Nolan was heavily influenced by Bond film (if you watch Inception, you'll notice the snow fortress scene was a homage to OHMSS), and what's wrong with Skyfall? Skyfall is the closest thing to a Chris Nolan-esque Bond film. What's wrong with having Nolan directing a Bond film, even one of the producer from EON had stated they might considered getting Chris Nolan to direct the Bond film.

  • Isn´t Nolan too great (successful) for the franchise? Maybe things are changing as Mendes were the first "real" director to helm a Bond-movie in my lifetime but I have always viewed Bond-movies as outcomes of producers rather than directors. And as someone posted earlier, Nolan has a tradition of produce his movies as well as directing, which should be almost impossible in this case. However, if we are dreaming, I am convinced that Nolan with his earth shaking record of ingenious movie making (Batman, Prestige, Inception) would create THE best Bond movie of all time. And while watching yesterdays´ Golden Globe, one must feel a little bit sad that Daniel Day-Lewis isn´t twenty years younger as I am convinced that a good actor makes a good Bond and Day-Lewis is one of the absolute best.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    It certainly is true that A+ list directors have never touched Bond so far (unless we count Mendes in). However, it has come close in the past. Spielberg, for instance, might have squeezed out a terrific Bond film (at the expense of Close Encounters or Raiders possibly) and Hitchcock, it is said, was at least mentioned, though not officially, at one time.

    A director oriented Bond film might not be a bad thing. The producers would still exercise control but I can see someone like Danny Boyle or Chris Nolan do a Bond to be honest.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    It certainly is true that A+ list directors have never touched Bond so far (unless we count Mendes in). However, it has come close in the past. Spielberg, for instance, might have squeezed out a terrific Bond film (at the expense of Close Encounters or Raiders possibly) and Hitchcock, it is said, was at least mentioned, though not officially, at one time.

    A director oriented Bond film might not be a bad thing. The producers would still exercise control but I can see someone like Danny Boyle or Chris Nolan do a Bond to be honest.

    Yes I recall Steven Spielberg wanted to do a Bond film but the producer turn it down, I hope Barbara and Michael may considered him in the future. Also for Hitchcock even before EON was formed, Fleming wanted Hitchcock to do a 007 film (I guess Fleming must've loved North by Northwest he wanted his Bond to be sort of like that). I know the producers are maybe looking toward Nolan for possible directoral position.

    I always thought even back in th 60's there were plenty of drector that could've done Bond:

    http://www.hmss.com/films/carygrant007/

    Howard Hawks before Dr. No was going to do his version of Casino Royale but that was scrapped. I always thought he could've maybe do a good Bond film, would've loved to see how he did Goldfinger. Howard Hawk's CR probably would've used Ben Hecht's script for it.

    Terence Fisher:

    http://www.scary-radio.com/2012/10/11/halloween-countdown-the-great-directors-terence-fisher/

    I always thought some of the Hammer film directors like Fisher would've done a good Bond films. I read it that Fisher was offered to direct a Bond film but turned it down. I wondered if he had directed Thunderball instead of Young would we have a different actress like instead of Claudine Auger, would Fisher had Yvonne Monlaur as Domino. Heck, I wondered how a Bond film directed by Freddie Francis, or Michael Carreras would've look like.

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    Christopher Nolan approached by Broccoli and Wilson for Bond 24?

    I really hope this news is true.

    http://www.totalfilm.com/news/christopher-nolan-in-talks-for-bond-24
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited May 2013 Posts: 13,353
    Let's see what happens. This feels very out of left field but that may be the way the go. I wonder what was said in the talks?...

    It's wonderful to have something to discuss, regardless.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I would love to have Nolan direct the next Bond film - it would certainly ride well on the success of SF - but I don't think it's worth having another four year gap in between the films if Craig is still going to do 'Bond 25.'
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    Christopher Nolan approached by Broccoli and Wilson for Bond 24?

    I really hope this news is true.

    http://www.totalfilm.com/news/christopher-nolan-in-talks-for-bond-24

    Well this make my day, but the sources is from the Daily Mail which is not really reliable, I need concrete proof other then Daily Mail that Nolan said he was in talk with EON about probably directing Bond 24. But that is very cool to hear, maybe Nolan could end up directing a Bond film, he said it himself that he would like to direct a Bond film in the future, and Skyfall prove that a Nolan-esque Bond is possible.

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    It's from Baz Bamigboye, he's had a solid track record in the past.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    I would treat this with extreme scepticism at present. Although if they want another billion dollar Bond it would be a slam dunk with Nolan on board.

    The trouble is if this is true then with Interstellar only just started filming we will be talking 2016 earliest for Bond 24. With a Bond as popular as DC who is not getting any younger it just doesnt make commercial sense to me (and at the end of the day thats what its all about) not to capitalise on SF fever and get the next Bond out by 2015 at the latest.

    It is far more logical that they tap Nolan up for taking over the new Bond post Craig in about 2020 and maybe doing a trilogy and rebooting Blofeld.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    It's from Baz Bamigboye, he's had a solid track record in the past.

    Well that's good to know.

  • Posts: 4,619
    Nolan will likely direct a Bond film in the future but not 'Bond 24' for two main reasons:

    1. Nolan will be busy with 'Interstellar' until late 2014, which means his 'Bond 24' would be released in late 2016 the earliest. There is no way EON would want a 4 year hiatus again. I believe we will see the next Bond film in 2015.

    2. Nolan would likely want to direct a Bond film written by him. Bond 24 is already being written by John Logan.
  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    Nolan will likely direct a Bond film in the future but not 'Bond 24' for two main reasons:

    1. Nolan will be busy with 'Interstellar' until late 2014, which means his 'Bond 24' would be released in late 2016 the earliest. There is no way EON would want a 4 year hiatus again. I believe we will see the next Bond film in 2015.

    2. Nolan would likely want to direct a Bond film written by him. Bond 24 is already being written by John Logan.

    True that, but Nolan will probably direct Bond 25 or 26 somehow. But it would be awesome for a Nolan Bond since Skyfall comes close to that. Also, beside Chris Nolan writing, could his brother Jonathan and maybe David S. Goyer also be writer or screenwriter for Nolan's Bond. I want all 3 to have not only watch the movie, but also read all Bond novels (that include the post-Fleming Bond novels), because at one point I want to see a Bond movie using the title of Gardner, Benson Bond novels.

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    Interesting indeed? My gut feeling is Mendes will do DC's final film which will be Bond 25 should it be a 3 year gap? So we will have to see?
  • Nolan will likely direct a Bond film in the future but not 'Bond 24' for two main reasons:

    1. Nolan will be busy with 'Interstellar' until late 2014, which means his 'Bond 24' would be released in late 2016 the earliest. There is no way EON would want a 4 year hiatus again. I believe we will see the next Bond film in 2015.

    2. Nolan would likely want to direct a Bond film written by him. Bond 24 is already being written by John Logan.

    1. Theoretically Nolan can release "Interstellar" in late 2015 - I mean the studios have already commit to it, the script is written, as well as the leads (McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastin) so Nolan can put Interstellar and Bond 24 back to back, sort of like what he did with the Prestige and Batman Begins.

    Likewise, if Nolan signs on right now and completes Interstellar by early next year, he can start on Bond 24 as well Jan 2014 which will lead to a 2015 release (and a 3 year gap)

    2. Nolan still can have screenwriting input and put on a collaborative front with Logan and his brother. Nolan does always do the last set of re-writes anyways.

  • mdo007mdo007 Katy, Texas
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    RogueAgent wrote:
    Interesting indeed? My gut feeling is Mendes will do DC's final film which will be Bond 25 should it be a 3 year gap? So we will have to see?

    Sadly Mendes is not coming back for Bond 24.
    Nolan will likely direct a Bond film in the future but not 'Bond 24' for two main reasons:

    1. Nolan will be busy with 'Interstellar' until late 2014, which means his 'Bond 24' would be released in late 2016 the earliest. There is no way EON would want a 4 year hiatus again. I believe we will see the next Bond film in 2015.

    2. Nolan would likely want to direct a Bond film written by him. Bond 24 is already being written by John Logan.

    1. Theoretically Nolan can release "Interstellar" in late 2015 - I mean the studios have already commit to it, the script is written, as well as the leads (McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastin) so Nolan can put Interstellar and Bond 24 back to back, sort of like what he did with the Prestige and Batman Begins.

    Likewise, if Nolan signs on right now and completes Interstellar by early next year, he can start on Bond 24 as well Jan 2014 which will lead to a 2015 release (and a 3 year gap)

    2. Nolan still can have screenwriting input and put on a collaborative front with Logan and his brother. Nolan does always do the last set of re-writes anyways.

    Beside Jonathan Nolan doing the writing, can we get David S. Goyer involved too?? I feel like he could probably have some creative idea to make Nolan's Bond more interesting.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,459
    Nolan will likely direct a Bond film in the future but not 'Bond 24' for two main reasons:

    1. Nolan will be busy with 'Interstellar' until late 2014, which means his 'Bond 24' would be released in late 2016 the earliest. There is no way EON would want a 4 year hiatus again. I believe we will see the next Bond film in 2015.

    2. Nolan would likely want to direct a Bond film written by him. Bond 24 is already being written by John Logan.

    I pretty much agree with these points. I'm really happy to have Nolan, if it's true. I think he would do a great job as a Bond director. I do see him wanting a hand in the writing, though. So I am thinking Bond 25 for him.

    We may all be surprised and it could be Bond 24. Nolan may feel he can juggle everything. But ... I hope that Barbara and Michael take everything into account and that they (3 of them) have really productive, specific talks so they can be on board with Nolan directing, without any "grey areas". I think he can deliver a high quality Bond film, but why rush him into it if he is involved with Interstellar during the next 18 months or so. I want another quality Bond film and one that does not depart far from where it is now.

    I think: ???? for Bond 24
    Nolan: Bond 25
    Mendes: Bond 26

    That's my personal wish list anyway. I am undecided for Bond 24. I am still rather hoping for Matthew Vaughn actually (since Danny Boyle is out).


    P.S. I remember nearly everyone slamming Baz in the past. He was right about Moneypenny, but took a lot of heat/hate for saying so before the film came out.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    This is quite the sticky situation. Having Nolan would be beyond brilliant, but with his schedule as it is who knows if he is ready for Bond right after Interstellar? I want him taking on a Bond film with full energy, not at half tank. I am hoping to see Mendes return for Bond 25, if it is indeed Dan's last, but with Nolan possibly involved that may change, depending on if he wants to direct more films beyond just Bond 24. It would be great to see Dan extend his era by being contracted for a couple more films, but it pains me to admit that it looks quite improbable indeed. He definitely loves the character and embraces the success, but I don't know how willing he would be to play the character up to Bond 26 or 27. Regardless, this is a very interesting time for Bond fans.
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