James Bond: Christopher Nolan To Direct Next 007 Movie?

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According to The Daily Mail, “The Dark Knight Rises” director Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next installment in the James Bond franchise.

The director, who is reportedly in “early talks” with 007 producers, would take over for Sam Mendes, who helmed “Skyfall.”

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Nolan is said to be a fan of Daniel Craig’s work, but the Mail points out that the filmmaker’s schedule is currently booked, as he’s in the midst of pre-production on “Interstellar,” with Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

Mendes previously told the paper that pre-production for the next Bond film – the 24th installment – would take anywhere from a year to 18 months, followed by six months of filming.

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“Skyfall” was the most successful James Bond movie in the history of the series and was nominated for five Oscars and won two statues.

— Jesse Spero

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