To that end, if you're going with a 'new feel', I again submit Gareth Evans.
Also, he did a good Netflix movie called THE APOSTLE with Dan Stevens a couple of years ago. Again, very bloody, but he got some great performances out of everyone.
Another option: if they're willing to punt a complete reboot of Bond for 10 years or so, they COULD get Nolan on board and just say 'here, make a trilogy with Tom Hardy' and let him go nuts. That'd be a short term solution to the problem that would generate huge buzz, probably huge box office numbers, and probably some critical acclaim. While he's doing that, you start to groom who will take over once Nolan/Hardy are done.
All depends on the direction they want go really.
Nolan/Hardy Would bring (almost) guaranteed box office success, I imagine. Both are very popular.
I still think Edgar Wright would be an interesting choice.
I'd be keen on Edgar Wright as well. Excellent suggestion.
He's still responsible for the best car chase ever committed to film:
I really loved the fight scenes in Gangs of London. I would be very happy if Gareth Evans was hired. However, Eon seem to be moving towards arty directors. I wouldn't rule Evans out, but I think they are Oscar-calibre or newcomers with that potential for director job.
At around 4:30 minutes, Denis Villeneuve says that his guilty pleasure are the James Bond films. He says that CR and SF are his favourites. It's a sin that he never made a Craig-era film. However, if they wanted to keep some of the tone of Craig's era for the reboot (which I think they will), then they should look no further than Villeneuve. He can even pull off the white tuxedo himself.....