Christopher Nolan followed up his space epic Interstellar with a documentary short about the Quay Brothers, but since then his directing slate has been clean of any projects. But now we have an idea of when we will see the next Nolan film; the only thing is, we don’t have any idea what it is about.
A new report says that Warner Bros. will release an untitled Christopher Nolan film on July 21, 2017. As you can see that is right in the middle of the busy summer blockbuster season, so this won’t be just another run-of-the-mill kind of film. More on this story below.
Variety was the first report on the news. Unfortunately, the trade was unable to reveal any information about the project itself. There are also unconfirmed reports that Nolan wrote the project as well.
If the release date stays as is, then the untitled Christopher Nolan film opens two weeks after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and a week before War of the Planet of the Apes. It will open against Pitch Perfect 3, an untitled Fox/DWA/Blue Sky Pictures Film, and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Finally the untitled Spider-Man film opens one week after Nolan’s.
That’s quite the competition, and I’m sure a studio will reconsider opening opposite a Nolan film. Which film will make the move has yet to be seen.
Nolan has had a very strong relationship with WB. The studio has released the entire Dark Knight trilogy, along with Inception. The Dark Knight trilogy has grossed over $2 billion dollars at the box office, with Inception grossing $825 million dollars. His most ambitious film, Interstellar, has grossed $675 million dollars.
The film will be produced under Nolan’s Syncopy label, along with spouse and long-time producing partner Emma Thomas.
It’s still not known if Nolan’s latest project is an original piece or an adaptation. Given the filmmakers success with adapting Batman into a successful film franchise, it’s easy to think that he is getting back into the superhero game. But he has stated that he finished with superhero films. Plus WB has scheduled their DC films for a June 2017 and November 2017 release. However, we’ll eventually find out what this mystery project is about when we get closer to the film’s production.