Dunkirk Director Christopher Nolan Has Some Bad News For Bond Fans

Could he completely re-invent it?

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Christopher Nolan is widely accepted as one of the greatest directors of his generation – his latest film is Dunkirk, a Second World War epic with a huge ensemble which opens in cinemas later this week.

Chatting to Digital Spy to promote his new movie we got talking about Bond – Nolan has frequently mentioned his love for the franchise, and recent rumours suggested he could be in the frame for Bond 25.

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But while he clearly wouldn't mind taking it on it sounds like right now, that won't be on the cards.

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"I love the character, I love the films, I've been very inspired by the films as anyone who's seen my films will find embarrassingly obvious," he said.

"But you'd only take on a franchise like that if you could bring something completely new to it, if that were needed. And I think at the moment they're doing fantastically well without me.

Nolan is known for his ability to re-invent cinema – with his Batman movies he re-invented the comic book film (and Nolan says he loved what DC did with Wonder Woman), with Inception, he re-invented the blockbuster, and with Dunkirk he's re-inventing the war film.

With rumour that Daniel Craig might be tempted back for another outing as 007, it sounds as if a Nolan-directed James Bond might just have to wait.

Dunkirk opens in cinemas on 21 July.

From: Digital Spy