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Christopher Nolan said he'd be open to directing a James Bond film - here's what that could look like

Business Insider | Jul 13, 2017, 06.40PM IST

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In a recent interview with Playboy, Christopher Nolan, the lauded director of the "Dark Knight" trilogy, and "Dunkirk" which releases July 21, revealed that he is open to directing a James Bond film in the future.

Here's what he said:

"A Bond movie, definitely, I've spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I'm always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You'd have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they're getting along very well."

While Nolan said he would only step in to direct the Bond franchise if needed, it turns out he may be needed after all. Bond's most recent director Sam Mendes, who directed both "Skyfall" and "Spectre," is planning on stepping down from directing any additional Bond films in the future.

"It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But I think it's time for somebody else," Mendes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With Mendes presumably moving on to other projects, a void is left to be filled, and it feels more likely than ever that Nolan could be the one to fill it. This wouldn't be the first time Nolan has taken on a big film franchise. Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, part of the Batman franchise, succeeded at producing some of the most popular, and highest-grossing films of all time.

Nolan seems to have been just mulling over the idea of directing a Bond film in his Playboy interview, but this made us wonder what a Nolan-directed Bond film might look like, should the director ever decide to sit at the helm of the massive 25-film franchise.

Taking into consideration the common themes and style choices Nolan has employed in his past films, this is what we believe we could expect to see in a Nolan-directed Bond film.

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