Once ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opens in July and the initial fervor dissipates around the flick, some people (myself included) will begin to wonder what Christopher Nolan will make his next directorial endeavor. Will it be a smaller flick, or another blockbuster? Well, The Film Stage says here that one film it won’t be is his long gestating Howard Hughes biopic (we can also cross off a big screen adaptation of ‘The Twilight Zone’, but we reported on that last year). Nolan also teases us by saying he’s taken meetings at one point about directing a James Bond movie. The Hughes film I’d given up on by now, but Bond is a whole other story. After the jump I’ll speculate a bit on just how that could perhaps come to pass one day, but for now, just consider it a juicy rumor…
Christopher Nolan would almost assuredly want to put his own stamp on the material (just like Quentin Tarantino would if he ever gets his shot…doubtful though), so the two main things that would have to happen are that the production would have to be seeking a new leading man and that Barbara Broccoli would have to compromise and cede some measure of control to the auteur. I doubt it’ll ever happen (the former possibly, but the latter is a long shot), but this is the only way. Well, one can dream, right?
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