20-Feb-2018 • No Time To Die
Director Christopher Nolan has been linked with helming 'the next James Bond film' for so long now it seems like it will never happen. And it will not for Bond 25.
In a 'Desert Island Discs' interview on BBC Radio 4, he confirmed he will have no involvement with Daniel Craig's fifth 007 adventure: “I won’t be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.”
But he left the door open for future involvement:
“I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara and Michael – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me. But I’ve always been inspired by the films and would love to do one someday."
"I love the character, I love the films, I’ve been very inspired by the films as anyone who’s seen my films will find embarrassingly obvious. But you’d only take on a franchise like that if you could bring something completely new to it, if that were needed. And I think at the moment they’re doing fantastically well without me.”
That 'something new' could be a new actor to take over when Craig bows out...