Director Christopher Nolan has been in talks with the "James Bond" producers over the years and could be in line to direct the next film.

Asked if he would ever tackle a "James Bond" movie, Nolan told Playboy magazine: "A Bond movie, definitely. I've spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character and I'm always excited to see what they do with it.

"Maybe one day that would work out. You would have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they are getting along very well."

In 2015, Daniel Craig, who currently plays the English spy, was asked if he would be back again after finishing a difficult "Spectre" shoot and he had replied he would rather "slash his wrists", reports