The Entertainment world is buzzing about Christopher Nolan possibly directing the next set of James Bond movies. While it looked too good to be true, it looks like the grapevine didn’t have a substantial input this time, as JoBlo reports that the rumours of this are ‘1000% fantasy.’
The Dark Knight director has done exceptionally well with his movies, and it looked unlikely that he would want to align himself with any specific genre or any business entity. While the rumor mill stated that he was in talks with EON and Amazon, it turns out everything was just a paradox.
Oppenheimer having grossed over $900 million worldwide confirms that Nolan can do anything he wants at this juncture and it would all come in alignment. He is an excellent creator, so one would have to check if he really wants to bind himself by doing a specific genre of movies.
Christopher did state that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service from the 007 series had an impact on his filmmaking. It does confirm that the movie impacted him, but to lose his creative freedom for some price wouldn’t be on Nolan’s bucket list.
The entertainment world was shocked when World of Reel posted that EON and Amazon are in talks with Christopher Nolan to direct 2 to 3 Bond movies before moving to the executive producer role. The speculated key points of the conversation between EON, Amazon and Nolan (before it was busted) are stated below:
EON and Amazon are pushing for Nolan and that he’s on board, in principle, unless his need for creative freedom isn’t met. There are sticking points to be ironed out in terms of tone that might scuttle things though.
EON wants a full reboot for the modern era with Nolan wanting to make adaptations of the Ian Fleming novels, in period settings, that stick close to the original source material. It’s also unclear as to what what Amazon wants (apart from money).
The goal is to get Nolan to do 2-3 films and then have him executive produce going forward. EON and Amazon are putting ‘all of their eggs in one basket’ for Nolan due to the fact that he wants the job — he delivers critically and commercially successful films, and he’s one of the few directors out there who can put butts in seats on his name alone.
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