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Hell yes! I would love to see him do something thriller-y or horror-y. I could see him adapting something by Neil Gaiman or Stephen King. I think Nolan will want to tackle a new genre after TDKR. Inception was originally conceived as a horror movie, but ended up blending science fiction (the alternate realities seen in The Matrix and Dark City, also written by Goyer), heist (the vault motif), and spy films (the third dream level is very similar to a Bond film, like The Spy who Loved Me and Tomorrow Never Dies).
But for those hoping for something fresh for Nolan, and something big budget and spectacular, I would say look no further than Rendezvous with Rama. It is from author Arthur C Clarke, partner of one of Nolan's idols, Stanley Kubrick. In fact, the zero g scenes in 2001 inspired the hallway scene in Inception.
I predict Nolan's next film will be based off of a novel. The only original intellectual property he's introduced since his discovery was Inception. Memento, Insomnia, BB, TDK, TDKR, and The Prestige were all works before he adapted them. Unfortunately for us, with the exception of the Batman trilogy, the common link between all these works is that they are based off of little-known, obscure novels/film. Nolan will adapt something, but we won't see it coming and I doubt we'll be even begin to guess at what it is.
Thank God I'm writing this sober. I saw this thread drunk earlier and wrote down four words before discarding the message: "Fifty Shades of Grey."