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Speculation and discussion about Christopher Nolan's possible and confirmed future projects.
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666kalpa wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 6:00 am
i love this silence
I love it and hate it.

And I don't think it's necessarily intentional on Nolan's part, but it's definitely the best way to build hype. I do think part of him knows that, but he's just taking a break. Too much information and news too early leads to overexposure/saturation and is a hype killer. "Never let them know your next move." He's a master at this and I think that's a big part of his success. His marketing is more old school. Let the marketing pay for itself for free by having people talk. And if you have a good track record, people WILL be excited by what you're making next without even knowing what it is, because they trust you that it's going to be good.

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Angus wrote:
April 30th, 2024, 3:18 pm
666kalpa wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 6:00 am
i love this silence
I love it and hate it.

And I don't think it's necessarily intentional on Nolan's part, but it's definitely the best way to build hype. I do think part of him knows that, but he's just taking a break. Too much information and news too early leads to overexposure/saturation and is a hype killer. "Never let them know your next move." He's a master at this and I think that's a big part of his success. His marketing is more old school. Let the marketing pay for itself for free by having people talk. And if you have a good track record, people WILL be excited by what you're making next without even knowing what it is, because they trust you that it's going to be good.
When even Oppenheimer can surprise you, anything can

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This is complete conjecture on my part and very, very likely not to happening, but...

Michael Crichton is about to release a new novel this June finished by James Patterson called "Eruption". The film rights are about to ignite a serious bidding war between studios, streamers, etc. This linked article by variety says several "high-profile" directors would like to adapt the work.
So, what if Universal buys the rights for Nolan's next. His brother has already did a popular work of Crichton's with his "Westworld" series, and the two do have somewhat similar taste? Ummm? Nah, not gonna happen, but as a kid and adult who has read everything of Crichton's a person can dream.

https://variety.com/2024/film/news/erup ... 235987625/

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At least we have to wait until this winter to get some news I think.

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Nolan is unpredictable with what he does for his next project, but something about THE PRISONER seems likely.

It'll have elements of psychological thriller that he likes and even though he said he wants to do horror...remember in an interview for Oppenheimer he mentioned his next project he wants to do something that isn't so dark and nihilistic. So something like THE PRISONER (I'm sure it'll have heavy and intense themes/moments to it) seems more likely because it wont be as dark as Oppenheimer. Him doing a horror film next seems unlikely. Maybe later on.

He wanted to do to a biopic for a while (after the Hughes project didn't happen) and eventually got to do Oppenheimer. So with THE PRISONER he wanted to do it a while back and maybe now he gets a chance to do it.

Cillian Murphy as the lead too? Him re-teaming with him as a lead after Oppenheimer seems very likely.

Based on his previous patterns I'm predicting a late July 2026 release. Probably get an announcement for his next film at the end of the year.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 52603.html
“I would say it’s very exciting. This is the moment where the possibilities are sort of limitless, we haven’t started thinking practicalities, or anything,” she revealed. “Oppenheimer was so absurdly successful and we feel like we have an opportunity.”

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So, Nolan was originally going to direct a Lovecraftian horror film called Banshee Chapter in 2013, but ended up doing Interstellar instead. There are two sources that state this.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2011276/
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ ... heeChapter

Is this a bunch of BS? I'm kind of leaning towards this is legit, because 1. MKUltra seems like a topic right up his alley, 2. I think we can all assume that horror has definitely been on his radar all the way back to Following, and 3. Banshee Chapter is actually quite qood and underrated. The script is pretty original, and with Nolan putting his stamp on it, it would've been a much bigger (and better) movie had it been executed by him. And 4. This would've been the Nolan from 11 years ago post-Rises, not the Oppenheimer Oscar winner, so I don't necessarily think this material was "below" him at the time, if he saw something exciting in the script.

All this to say, if this is accurate trivia, this adds more validity to horror being in Nolan's near future.

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Angus wrote:
June 3rd, 2024, 10:27 am
So, Nolan was originally going to direct a Lovecraftian horror film called Banshee Chapter in 2013, but ended up doing Interstellar instead. There are two sources that state this.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2011276/
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ ... heeChapter

Is this a bunch of BS? I'm kind of leaning towards this is legit, because 1. MKUltra seems like a topic right up his alley, 2. I think we can all assume that horror has definitely been on his radar all the way back to Following, and 3. Banshee Chapter is actually quite qood and underrated. The script is pretty original, and with Nolan putting his stamp on it, it would've been a much bigger (and better) movie had it been executed by him. And 4. This would've been the Nolan from 11 years ago post-Rises, not the Oppenheimer Oscar winner, so I don't necessarily think this material was "below" him at the time, if he saw something exciting in the script.

All this to say, if this is accurate trivia, this adds more validity to horror being in Nolan's near future.
oh wow how interesting, sounds quite promising

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What’s the passion pitch that you’ve taken out and just can’t sell?

JONATHAN (JONAH) NOLAN My brother [Christopher Nolan] couldn’t sell Memento. No one wanted to buy it. No one wanted to do anything with it for six months. And we spent those six months writing an action comedy. It’s still the one that got away. But maybe we’ll get back to it someday.

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