Christopher Nolan is reported to be in "informal talks" to direct the next James Bond film.
The director of The Dark Knight Batman trilogy and Inception has previously been linked to Bond films after Skyfall's Sam Mendes confirmed he would not return.
But now the Daily Mail has reported that Nolan and his representative have begun discussing the possibility with Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.
Nolan was asked last summer about the online campaign to get him to direct Bond 24.
He said: "That's very, very flattering. But I haven't figured out what I'm doing next."