The James Bond franchise is at an interesting crossroads. A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that the five studios had entered a huge bidding war over distribution rights. Once Spectre was released, the contract with Sony expired, allowing other studios to pitch themselves to EON, who produces the Bond films.
It sounds like that isn’t the only interesting thing surrounding James Bond. Recently, MI6-HQ noticed a peculiar entry on Bond 25’s IMDB page. According to said entry, the production behind the film is Syncopy. If you’re unfamiliar, this is Christopher Nolan’s very own production company. Now, it’s important to know that a lot of info on IMDB for upcoming films is inaccurate. It’s a great site, but it’s best used as a way to look at already-released films, as anyone can change the info.
So we should take this all with a grain of salt, right? Birth.Movies.Death’s editor-at-large Phil Noble Jr checked the listing in IMDB Pro, seeming to add to the listing’s credibility. Fan Twitter account Bond 25 even contacted IMDB themselves, and apparently the site itself confirmed that the listing was accurate.
So what does this mean? Well, assuming that the listing IS accurate, it could mean that Christopher Nolan is on board to direct the very next Bond flick. Now, before you get your hopes up, it’s important to say that it’s very possible that Syncopy’s involvement doesn’t mean Nolan is directing, but given that only two films in Syncopy’s history — Batman: Gotham Knight and Man of Steel — haven’t been directed by Nolan, history would seem to indicate his interest at the helm.
This wouldn’t be the first time Nolan’s name had been linked to a Bond film. Last January, Tom Hardy praised Nolan’s skill, and went on to say how good of a fit he would be for a Bond flick (we have to agree), and years prior, Nolan never ruled that out as a potential option down the line. Plus, given the more grounded direction the franchise has taken, it seems like a good fit for the types of movies Nolan tends to make. Plus, after Spectre, the franchise seemed to be going through yet another downswing. Having a huge name like Nolan attached could help rejuvenate enthusiasm.
What do you think? Do you buy this speculation based on Syncopy’s supposed involvement in Bond 25? Would you LIKE to see a Bond film directed by Nolan? Let us know your thoughts down below!