Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NEWS: Batman 3 Will Need To Wait...

So it looks like The Caped Crusader will be put on the shelf for a while. Reports are that Chris Nolan will NOT be helming the third film in his Batman franchise right out of the gate, but instead, he will be holding that off for a while, in place of a original piece called Inception...Thanks to for the heads up...

Christopher Nolan has set up his next project with Warner Bros., an original screenplay he wrote called Inception. The "Dark Knight" director hopes to shoot the sci-fi action film in the summer for a release during summer 2010.

Nolan will produce with partner Emma Thomas, who served as a producer on The Dark Knight.

"Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes," Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov said. "We are thrilled to be collaborating again with him and Emma on this exciting new motion picture."

Inception is described as "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind."

This pushes back any potential filming on a third Batman film, but three years -- and The Prestige -- passed between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Nolan has also long been attached to direct a big-screen adaptation of the British TV series "The Prisoner" for producer Scott Stuber at Universal.

This is brilliant news. He is still attached to the third Batman film, so he will be doing it, but it's good to see this brilliant of an auteur go out of that comfort zone for something he created. And look, The Prestige came between Begins and Dark Knight, so I have complete faith that not only will this film be amazing, but so will the third Batman film. Honestly, I have more interest in this piece than the Dark Knight sequel, so I'm excited.

-In other news, I saw RockNRolla and rewatched Vicky Cristina Barcelona on DVD and both films are great. RockNRolla isn't Guy Ritchies best, but it's vastly superior to Revolver, and while it's not as good as Lock Stock or Snatch, it's a return to form, and one hell of a step up from Revolver. Sherlock Holmes is next for the guy, and I can't wait. Oh, and it had one HELL of a soundtrack.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is brilliant, and just go check out my old review of it. It's better every time I see it...

Come back later for more news and notes.

Go see something good!

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