In 2011, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" surprised us all by being better, and doing better, than anyone actually thought it would. Its director, Rupert Wyatt, has the eye for combining action and story, making the emotions amidst the hectic fighting believable.
His previous feature, "The Raid: Redemption," was one of the best action movies of 2012. It had some of the best-filmed hand-to-hand combat, which shows he could easily tackle Bond. I don't think he's up for Bond 24, though, as he's busy until at least mid-2014.
I don't see this happening. It's more likely that if Nolan were to direct Bond, it would be when Craig steps out of the role and a new actor becomes 007.
However, if he really wanted the job, Nolan would easily get it. The ski scene in "Inception" shows his love for the Bond series, referencing "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Nolan also has shown his love for Bond in the past.
I'm just throwing it out there. I'd be cheaper to hire, and I think I could pull it off. Why not, EON Productions? Give me, a high-schooler, the reigns to a multi-billion dollar franchise.Whoever becomes the next director of the franchise must remember that the key to the perfect Bond film is a combination of stylish action, suspense and drama. Sam Mendes set the bar pretty high, but I'm one to hope the next director may outshine "Skyfall."