Date: 21st July 2023
Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan expresses his openness to helming a James Bond movie if the opportunity presented itself.
One topic that always seems to orbit around Nolan whenever he gets ready to release a new work is James Bond. Nolan has long expressed interest in directing a James Bond movie, so naturally that question is now coming up during his "Oppenheimer" press tour.
"The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent. It would be an amazing privilege to do one," Nolan said on "Happy Sad Confused" podcast when asked about directing a Bond movie next. "At the same time, when you take on a character like that you’re working with a particular set of constraints."
The British filmmaker compared working on a possible James Bond movie to his experiences helming The Dark Knight trilogy, believing anyone who took on the job needed to be completely immersed and committed creatively to make it work. "It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong," he said. "You wouldn’t want to take on a film without being fully committed to what you bring to the table creatively. So as a writer, casting, everything - it's a full package. You’d have to be really needed and wanted in terms of bringing the totality of what you bring to a character."
Source: Press Release