It was reported on September 7th that Christopher Nolan and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli had discussed Nolan directing the next 007 film.
According to the agreement being negotiated, Nolan would not only write but also direct two Bond movies. Although the person who will play Bond has not yet been revealed, certain promising indications point to Aaron Taylor-Johnson picking up the role. Additionally, Taylor Johnson starred in Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.”
EON wants a complete reboot/restart of Bond 26 in the existing period, and Nolan wants to make period-adaptations of the Ian Fleming books that stay true to the original source material. What Amazon wants (apart from money) is likewise unclear. Nolan is being pushed for both EON and Amazon, and he is, in theory, on board. However, there are some tone-related issues that need to be resolved or the whole thing could collapse.
The plan is to have Nolan produce a couple of movies—at least two—and then hire him as an executive producer moving forward. EON and Amazon are putting “all of their eggs in one basket” for Nolan because he wants the job, he makes critically acclaimed and financially successful movies, and he is one of the few directors who can sell seats just by his name. It’s basically “back to the drawing board” if they don’t get Nolan. Matthew Vaughn, who was once reported to be in the running, appears to be out because he has already committed to the DC world. Nolan is the only person currently being thought about, at least until he provides a definitive response.