Despite the fact that the 23rd installment of the Bond franchise, Skyfall, earned $1.1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, to become the most successful James Bond movie in Bond history. Skyfall director Sam Mendes has stated that he will not be returning to direct Bond 24.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the man at the helm of the Batman trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Night Rises), Christopher Nolan, has entered into informal talks with the powers that be behind the James Bond films, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
Although rumoured to be a fan of Daniel Craig’s work, Nolan’s schedule may not allow for such another big venture, with himself being in pre-production on the upcoming film ‘Interstellar’, with Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. If Mendes’ suggestion that the pre-production of Bond 24 could take anywhere from one year to 18 months, followed by another six months of filming, one is left to wonder if Nolan would be prepared to head from one huge production straight into another.