Christopher Nolan is a wizard with the camera.
The Dark Knight director’s newest film is the World War II epic Dunkirk, set to hit theaters July 21st.
Naturally, the director is giving a lot of interviews in promotion of his newest film, and he just revealed what movie he would absolutely want to direct.
Christopher Nolan first stormed onto the Hollywood scene when he redefined structure and storytelling with his hit Momento – where the plot of the film is told in reverse through the eyes of a disturbed amnesiac.
After Momento, the British director followed it up with a harrowing thriller about a shady but gifted detective overwhelmed by past guilt who is brought up to Alaska to investigate a murder.
And then, he re-imagined a much darker, grittier and more realistic Batman, featuring an iconic all-time performance from Heath Ledger, which garnered him a posthumous Academy Award for his performance.
The scope of his movies is enormous, and they are beautifully shot.
Nolan is also a master of suspense in a Hitchcock-like way.
But he just revealed that he’s interested in doing a James Bond film.
Christopher Nolan, director of ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, knows a thing or two about reinventing iconic characters.
So to be tempted to take on a James Bond movie, he said the franchise would have to be in need of a revival.
“A Bond movie, definitely,” Nolan said in an interview with Playboy.
“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.”
Nolan’s name has come up in speculation for directing a Bond movie before, but nothing has been confirmed regarding his potential involvement in the next installment, ‘Bond 25.’
Nolan has a history with big-budget action films, including the aforementioned Batman films and ‘Inception.’
Daniel Craig, who candidly stated he would ‘rather slash [his] wrists’ than step back into his role as James Bond, has since hinted that he may have come around to the idea of returning to play the secret agent again.
His two most recent turns as Bond, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre,’ were the highest-grossing films in the franchise’s 54-year history, before adjusting for inflation.
Nolan’s latest project ‘Dunkirk,’ boasts the largest release format in 25 years.
The World War II film features an ensemble cast including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles.
Bond 25 is currently without a director, and there’s probably not a better fit than Nolan right now.
Sam Mendes, the director of Skyfall and Spectre recently said about the potential of him carrying on the franchise, “It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But, I think it’s time for somebody else.”
And while Mendes is an outstanding director who made two amazing films, Nolan could take it in a whole different direction (pun intended).
Bond could be more of an anti-hero, which was the whole point to Batman and his moral dilemma of being a vigilante.
Nolan could make it more of a dark psychological thriller and really examine Bond’s damaged psyche.
And, finally, you can bet that Michael Caine will definitely have a part in it because he’s in nearly everything of Nolan’s.
Nolan would be a great director to bring something fresh to the franchise, and since Craig has been convinced to do one more, maybe he’ll continue to do more with Nolan taking the helm.