View Full Version : Nolan for Bond 23
07-18-2008, 08:41 AM
It's obviously not a new topic based on the quote below from a Q&A session with Batman director Chris Nolan, but it's the first I've heard of it.
"Nolan has been rumoured as a potential director for the 23rd James Bond film after "Quantum of Solace" helmer Marc Forster said he will not be returning to the franchise."
I don't even want to really talk about how likely the rumor is to become factual. What I'd rather talk about is how uber fucking awesome it would be if it did happen. Personally, just the rumor is enough to spark feelings of sexual arrousal. I would almost certainly sport wood if it happened.
Daltons Chin Dimple
07-23-2008, 03:56 AM
It would be amazing.... and the character work evident in his Batman films perfectly fits the way we are hearing Eon want to go with this Bond.
However I am afraid it is going to have to be filed under "pie in the sky" as Nolan strikes me as the kind of director who wouldn't want to be involved in more than one uber-franchise.
Maybe in seven years time, given a chance to yet again re-invent Bond and cast Bale as Craig's replacement he could be tempted. Until then.......
07-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Memento and The Prestige are amoung my favortie all time movies, but I'm not crazy about his Batman universe, so I'm on the fence about him directing a Bond.
07-25-2008, 11:34 AM
I know I'm in the minority here. I loved Memento and I liked Insomnia (was that what it was called? With Pacino, Swank, and Robin Williams), but I found Batman Begins ponderous and dull, and I was very disappointed in The Prestige. I have no intention of seeing The Dark Knight.
I think that, like Shamalyan, Nolan is a director who peaked with his first film and has been sliding downhill since then. I have no interested in him getting his dark-for-dark's-sake paws on my franchise.
The Tyrant Virus
07-29-2008, 10:32 AM
I feel the exact opposite, actually.
I liked Memento and Insomnia, loved Batman Begins and the Prestige, and the Dark Knight is possibly one of the best movies I've ever seen.
So in my view, Nolan's peaking right now. I do mostly agree about Shyamalan though. The Sixth Sense was great, Unbreakable was fantastic, Signs was good, the Village was tolerable, and I haven't bothered to see anything since then.
That said, I'm not a Bond fan, but I did dig Casino Royale. I would certainly see a 007 movie from Nolan.
07-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Bear in mind I started the thread before I saw The Dark Knight. Having seen it I'm less excited but not turned off by the prospect of Nolan directing Bond 23.
Now, don't take that to mean I didn't like The Dark Knight. It was a good movie and hugely superior than most of the mindless, money grubbing sequels churned out by Hollywood each year. That being said, however, it did show me it is possible for Nolan to get carried away and allow the story to get away from him. I don't mind largely character driven pieces and in fact think they're very compelling. The problem arises when you try to take on too many characters in the same film, a tactic I could see him revisiting were he to direct Bond 23. For me it was sort of a blemish on TDK that I don't care to see happen in Bond.
11-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Greetings, fellow Bond fans. Newbie here.
Nolan's two Batman movies are among my favorites list (Bond and Batman being two of my favorite characters), so Nolan directing should be good news to me.
Except for a certain detail.
First, as stated by one of the actors in TDK, Nolan is an indie filmmaker at heart and he'd like to do a smaller franchise-free movie when he leaves Batman.
Second, the action sequences. As essential in a Bond movie as chararacterization and plot. The thing is that Nolan seems to make a point of not using second unit directors, and he really needs to polish a great deal in the way he shoots action sequences (specially when it comes to fight sequences).
If he'd allow for a second unit director (or had a bit more practice in the way he shoots action) I'd certainly be excited about it. But most unlikely to happen.
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