Dark Knight writer-director Christopher Nolan is taking a vacation from Gotham City with a new project aiming to be released in summer 2010. His next film is called Inception. The project is an original screenplay by Nolan, which is described as "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind." Sounds incredibly mysterious, but equally wonderful.
Nolan will produce with partner Emma Thomas, whom he worked with on Dark Knight.
Says Warner Brothers Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov: "Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes. We are thrilled to be collaborating again with him and Emma on this exciting new motion picture."
Using a rough estimate, Nolan has brought the studio about $1.5 billion in theatre revenue. Two-thirds of that comes from The Dark Knight alone.
This is not the first time Nolan has taken a "break" in between Batman films. After Batman Begins in 2005, Nolan followed up with the marvelous The Prestige, released in 2006. But even if Inception were to come out in 2010, it is possible a third Batman film could be seen by 2011.
Looking even deeper into the future, Nolan is also attached to helm a film-adaptation of the famous British TV show The Prisoner for Universal. Perhaps that will come after Batman 3?
Source: Hollywood Reporter