What movies should Nolan direct?

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I don't wanna see titles like "Spider Man" or "Paycheck" ... I want original movies based on existing books that have no screen adaptation and if you want to point out a remake of a movie that Nolan should do then that movie must be made before 1990 - 1995.


Based on existing Books:

1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
3. Gargui by Andrew Davidson


Remakes:

- 2010: Odyssey Two (1984)
- Fire in the Sky (1993)
- Rope (1948)
- The Birds (1963)
- Vertigo (1958)
- Sleuth (1972)
- The Big Sleep (1946)

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1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
That book is already getting the big screen treatment. Sadly, the casting is complete crap aside from Christoph Waltz.

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chee wrote:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
That book is already getting the big screen treatment. Sadly, the casting is complete crap aside from Christoph Waltz.

wow I just saw this....

that book is damn good and fits Nolan's mind... he could do an amazing job but since someone else directs it...

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2010 was a terrible book and a marginally decent movie; there's no reason for anybody to traipse through that territory again.

Now if Tom Hanks were to use Clarke's unproduced 2001-related material (the stuff in his THE LOST WORLDS OF 2001) to make a kind of future version of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, it could be his HOW THE SOLAR SYSTEM WAS WON, that would be interesting territory (though probably way too tame for Nolan.)

Nolan and Clarke, huh? ... Clarke's masterpiece was CHILDHOOD'S END ... THAT is the one SF project I think maybe ONLY Nolan can make (certainly nobody else ... people have been trying off and on for 50 years, too.)

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If I think about it Nolan could manage to make Planet of the Apes also though he might wanna change the script a little bit because in today's world it's kind of lame...

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RIFA wrote:If I think about it Nolan could manage to make Planet of the Apes also though he might wanna change the script a little bit because in today's world it's kind of lame...
I loved the original Planet of the Apes and some of the visuals in it. I think Nolan could do some really unique things with that concept, though I doubt he ever will.

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Well I kind of.... thhhhhhhhhhhhhhink... he could do a lot better Solaris.

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I'd like to see him do The Keys To The Street. Well, he'd have to review the script but it's an interesting idea he could do

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prince0gotham wrote:Well I kind of.... thhhhhhhhhhhhhhink... he could do a lot better Solaris.
You mean better that the Soderberg remake, not the Tarkovsky original, right?

I mean, Tarkovsky isn't in the same narrative UNIVERSE as most really good filmmakerss, he' s a thing unto himself ... kind of like if Lynch and Kubrick had an accident together in Cronenberg's telepod. His STALKER is one of the three or four most amazing movies I've ever seen. I can't even articulate HOW it works on you, but it just does.

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dagn96 wrote:I'd like to see him do The Keys To The Street. Well, he'd have to review the script but it's an interesting idea he could do
Just trash that script and start from scratch, from what I read its complete crap.

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