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Daniel Craig - New James Bond movie Casino Royale

Skyfall was maybe the most successful of the Bond movies, and some of that had a lot to do with the accomplished Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes being at the helm of the film. So it’s no wonder that the producers of the franchise might be looking at a director with similar vision, someone acclaimed by the critics.

If you just said Christopher Nolan, you’re close, but you maybe off. In an interview with Nicolas Winding Refn at Cannes, Alex Billington from First Showing got the Drive director to nearly admit that he was, at least, be courted to direct Bond 24. Billington asked straight up if Refn had considered doing Bond, to which the filmmaker responded, “Where did you hear that?” A little defensive, right? When pushed further, Refn then admitted, “I love Bond… I love him.”

But does he love Bond enough to direct him? And is he? Well why don’t you check out the video below and read between the lines:

But Refn doesn’t have this thing sewn up yet. In fact, there’s apparently a small list of notable filmmakers seemingly nominated for the directing chores on Bond 24 according to /Film, including Skyfall filmmaker Mendes. Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, and Shane Black are also rumored to be up for the job. All are interesting choices, but each one comes with a lingering nag of doubt that might rule them out for the part.

For instance, while Lee and Hooper are both Oscar-winning directors, Hooper only has two films to his credit and Lee isn’t British. Since being British is usually a condition for getting to be a director of a Bond, Black, and Refn for that matter, may also be out of the running. Yates is an obvious choice having shepherded several Harry Potter films, so he knows how to handle a big, damn, fictional, English hero right. As for Mendes though, it’s rare for a Bond director to have an immediate reprise, but that’s not to say it’s impossible.

So long story short, this hasn’t been sorted out yet. Stay tuned because it will be big news when we learn who will helm the next adventure of Bond. James Bond.

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: No commentary needed. Except, how the hell they’d get a TARDIS up there anyway!? [Nerd Approved]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Yes, it’s a  homemade Ghostbusters Pillow Proton Pack from etsy seller, JezebelRose. Just in time for back to school! Except, hmm, I’m not sure it can actually carry any of your books. If you buy the additional Ghost Trap though, you could, uh, carry your ghosts with you. (Nerd Approved)

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