The search for a director for the next James Bond film continues, with filming set to start later this year. It’s already known that Denis Villeneuve had talks about the project, but his commitment to making Dune has taken precedent. And now Christopher Nolan has addressed the never-ending rumours that he’s going to be making the next Bond movie too.
“I won’t be the man”, he told Desert Island Discs on Radio Four (via Digital Spy). “No, categorically”.
Nolan, who chose John Williams’ On Her Majesty’s Secret Service score as one of his discs, is very much a Bond fan, and has said in the past he’d be interested in a 007 adventure, but only really when they need another reboot. “I think every time they hire a new director, I’m rumored to be doing it,” he said.
“I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara and Michael – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me.”
Daniel Craig will be returning for one last James Bond adventure with the new film, that’s due in November 2019. Nolan has not as yet announced his next movie project.