Christopher Nolan has called the idea of directing a James Bond film an “incredible privilege”.
The 52-year-old filmmaker’s name has often been mentioned in connection with the popular spy franchise. Nolan has spoken on numerous occasions about the influence James Bond had on his work.
Before the release of his latest project OppenheimerNolan spoke about Bond during an interview with Josh Horowitz Happy, sad, confused podcast.
When asked if he would ever direct a 007 film, Nolan replied, “The impact of these films on my filmography is embarrassingly obvious. It would be an incredible privilege to do one.
“When you take on a character like that, you have to work with certain limitations at the same time,” he continued. “It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really delve into something within the appropriate confines, because you would never want to take something like that and do it wrong.
Nolan explained that this was “the kind of responsibility I took on very much towards Batman”.
Between 2005 and 2012, Nolan directed a trilogy of Batman adaptations for Warner Bros. studio: Batman begins, The dark knight And The Dark Knight rises.
“You don’t want to be involved in a film without giving your full attention to what you’re bringing to the creative stage. So as a writer, casting, everything — it’s a total package,” he continued. “You really have to be needed and wanted when it comes to giving a character the fullness of what you bring to it. Otherwise, I’m really excited to be first in line to see what they do.”
He added, “You wouldn’t want to engage with a film that doesn’t fully embrace what you can creatively bring to it. So as a writer, the casting is everything, that’s the total package. You really have to be needed, you really have to be wanted when it comes to expressing the fullness of what you bring to a character.
“Other than that, I’m very happy to be first in line to see what they do.”
Oppenheimer based on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb. Cillian Murphy stars in the title role alongside Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.
You can read The Independent‘s four-star review by Oppenheimer Here.
The film hits UK cinemas on July 21.