22 February 2019 5303 Views

What we know about Christopher Nolan’s next movie

by James Murphy

Nolan has a movie coming out in 2020. Here’s what we know so far..

  • It will be distributed by Warner Bros: they have a special relationship with Nolan, in an era whereby such studio exclusivity is all but anachronistic.
  • It will be long: 3-6 hours. Or surprisingly short (Dunkirk could and should have had a longer duration).
  • No super-heroes are likely to feature, unless he surprises us all and actually directs the next Superman, having quasi-launched Man of Steel, and with it, the ‘DCEU’ back in 2013. 
  • Nolan will wear a long coat and scarf and sip from a coffee flask, while directing.
  • The film will not air on Netflix in all likelihood. 
  • The demographic will be both commercial popcorn populism AND somehow academic philosophy: playing to ALL markets and sides, like a ‘kid’ at school who is cool in his Dorm yet also favoured by teachers. 

 

  • Every movie mag and online outlet will praise Nolan as some sort of Cinema messiah. 
  • He will give lengthy, slow talking interviews in which he praises the art of making ‘motion pictures’: talking like an elderly veteran of the art form, despite not yet being 50 himself.
  • Hans Zimmer will provide the music score. Fine. Except that Nolan did not adopt Zimmer as musical talisman the way that say, Spielberg did John Williams. Zimmer was just the go to composer already by the time of his Batman collaboration with Nolan (incidentally, that also involved James Newton Howard on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight..but everyone seems to forget that?).
  • Speaking of Spielberg: he and other elder statesmen of cinema will have made at least 3 movies in the time that the far younger Nolan takes to pontificate and prognosticate on his next effort. 

 

    • Tom Hardy and Michael Caine may very well make appearances?
    • There will be an IMAX sequence and the whole movie may well, at this rate, be shot in that very format. But God Forbid Nolan should actually do something in 3-D! 
    • The whole affair will be venerated and overrated, instantly elevated to legendary status (and no that’s not a pun on the production company name with which Nolan has been known to collaborate)
    • Some murmurings will be made about Nolan taking on Bond 26. Trust me. 

That’s all for now. More when we have it. It is only satirical speculation, of course. But not THAT far off or exaggerated. Just a hunch, like..;)

Oh and I DO respect Nolan and his art /work. How else would I be able to send it up, without knowing it? Just in case the trolls are already armed at keyboards, waiting to strike! I even enjoy and defend The Dark Knight Rises (am rather in love with its ending). I just think it’s a shame that Nolan has all but a monopoly on ‘clever yet commercial’ cinema nowadays, propped up, in effect, by lack of competitors? For all his undeniable talent / hard work, an element of luck and timing inevitably play their role, no? 

 



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