Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Chris Nolan, Please Keep Making "Other" Movies....
A rumor broke out early last week I believe. It concerned Christopher Nolan, the director of films such as The Dark Knight, Memento and Insomnia. The rumor began with the fact that the third installment on Nolan's Batman franchise, has begun to be written. The only thing that was interesting here was that this time around Chris Nolan will not be participating in writing the script. Instead those duties will be given to Nolans younger brother Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer. This will be the only film in the series that Nolan did not write. This however does not concern me too much, because I know that if Chris Nolan is still in the directors chair then the film will be made well.
My concerns come with more information that came with this rumor. The second part of this rumor said that Chris Nolan will be directing the Justice League movie and will be over seeing the reboot of the Superman franchise. To me it seems as though Warner Brothers knows that Nolan can make a great film involving superheros (his Batman movies are incredible) and they do not want to let anyone else put their hands on these projects. They know that if Nolan is attached to these projects then they are going to make a good amount of money.
Now I know that these movies made by Chris Nolan would be good movies, this doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that if Nolan's attention would be completely on these films and would limit his other work that we as an audience may see. His other movies besides the Batman films are great films. Memento, Insomnia, and the Prestige are all worth seeing and are all very well done. His newest film Inception, which will be released on July 16, looks very similar to Memento and appears to be a very interesting film.
I guess what I'm getting at is that if Chris Nolan diverts his attention strictly to superhero films, then audiences around the world will be robber of ideas that Nolan definitely has stored for a later date.