AceShowbiz - Christopher Nolan is not joining the espionage world anytime soon. Despite his interest in being part of the James Bond film franchise, the British-American filmmaker has confirmed that he is not on board to direct the upcoming Bond movie.
The director of "The Dark Knight" trilogy addressed the matter during an interview with The Associated Press to promote the home video release of his latest film "Oppenheimer". When asked on the rumors, he regretfully debunked them as saying, "No, sadly no - no truth to those rumors. But I'm very thrilled the strike is over and we can all get back to work."
Back in July, Nolan shared that he would like to direct a Bond movie if the opportunity arises. "It would be an amazing privilege to do one. It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express. I love those movies. The influence of those movies on my filmography is embarrassingly apparent," he said on the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast with Josh Horowitz.
When Horowitz asked Nolan, "I would imagine you'd want to be involved in casting your Bond?" the filmmaker replied, "You wouldn't want to take on a film not fully committed to what you could bring to the table creatively. So as a writer, casting director, everything - it's the full package."
In October, rumors were brewing that the "Interstellar" helmer was in talks with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to direct the next "two or three" films in the franchise. It was also said that he was on board "in principle" to make movies that recast Bond in the original "period settings" of Ian Fleming's novels from the 1950s, but producers reportedly want to make a "full reboot for the modern era."
Earlier this month, Broccoli said that it would take "some time" to bring James Bond back to the big screen because the character is to undergo a "whole new reinvention." She told Variety, "It's gonna take a while for us to get - you know, it's a whole new reinvention. So it'll take some time."