Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Fuses A Hitchcock Classic With The Director’s Own 'Inception'

By GQ Staff
06 March 2019
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As the Netflix vs movie theatres debate continues, Christopher Nolan emerges with what sounds like an epic new film

Christopher Nolan’s resume reads something like the Hollywood Hall of Fame, having worked on some of the biggest blockbusters and most cinematic films ever to be produced.

There was Interstellar with its imaginative storyline and McConaughey’s emotional performance; the mind-bending Inception; and more recently, Dunkirk, which seemed to have audiences perpetually on the edge of their seats and struggling to breathe normally due to sheer suspense.

Nolan certainly is one of the filmmaker greats, and whilst his follow-up to Dunkirk has been largely shrouded in mystery it seems we’re finally getting a teaser of what to expect from the legendary director.

According to Production Weekly, Nolan’s new film is a “romantic thriller” that’s a cross between Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and his own film, Inception. The film will also see Nolan join forces with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, whom he previously worked with on Dunkirk and Interstellar.


Already, fans are curious to know more but what seems to have garnered the most attention in the above is the mention of the word “romantic.” Nolan is known for never dealing directly with romance in his films, so it will be interesting to see what he has planned and just how he executes that on the big screen.

The director confirmed the news while speaking at the UK Cinema Association conference, but in true Nolan style he kept details about the film very hush-hush. He did, however, make a rallying call for filmmakers around the world to direct movies that will encourage filmgoers to leave their homes and get to movie theatres.

Nolan then went on to say that he would be working with exhibitors to ensure his new movie becomes a definitive theatrical experience.

“My memories are not just of the films themselves and the amazing adventures unfolding on screen,” said Nolan. “They’re also of the sense of occasion, of being a young child entering an architectural space that’s so much bigger and grander than myself; the thrill of the curtains opening, moving to enlarge the screen for a widescreen presentation. Above all my enduring memories are of scale, of the size of the screen, the idea of seeing people and places that are larger than life, potentially overwhelming but engrossing and involving.”

Whilst details surrounding the project continue to be somewhat vague, Warner Bros. has already set the release date for the film for July 17, 2020 with production commencing in June. Here’s to the New Year, may it come swiftly.

Via GQ Australia