Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Christopher Nolan's next film set to hit theaters in July 2017

Christopher Nolan is, without a doubt in my mind, the best director in Hollywood right now. Maybe Tarantino and Edgar Wright are running close behind, but Nolan is leading the pack- every film is a new and unique vision, operating on the grandest scale possible. From crime thrillers like Memento and Insomnia, to cerebral sci-fi thrillers like Inception and Interstellar, to his classic Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan is one of the few filmmakers left that I would deem to be a "visionary." Whether or not you love his work, there's no denying the craft and imagination behind it. Nolan's last film, Interstellar, was without a doubt his most polarizing yet. Some critics (like yours truly) considered it to be a masterpiece, while others (James Rocchi is the most notable) deemed it to be a total disaster and one of the year's worst films. However, there's no denying that the film was a total success, with $675 million at the worldwide box office, 5 Oscar nominations (including one win) and a high spot on the IMDb Top 250. So how will Nolan follow it up? That question has been rolling around the heads of film fans for most of the last year, and now, we sorta have an answer.

Warner Bros. has now set Christopher Nolan's untitled new film for a July 21, 2017 release date. That's around the same time that Nolan released The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, so I think that it's obvious that this will be another big project. It's hitting theaters on the same day as a new Fox animated flick, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Pitch Perfect 3, one week after the latest Planet of the Apes flick, and one week before Sony's Spider-Man reboot. An incredibly crowded frame and if Warner Bros. is managing to fit this film in there, they must think that it's something special. There is absolutely no other information on the top-secret project, and with a release date that far out, I think that it's safe to say that we won't hear anything about the film for a while. The "Mystery Box" style of marketing can frustrate me sometimes, but nobody handles it better than Nolan and I can't wait to hear more about his next project. But without even hearing a title or a synopsis, this film has shot up to become one of my most anticipated for 2017. And man, what a year that's shaping up to be. New films from Nolan and Edgar Wright, as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Spielberg's Ready Player One. I'm very pumped to see the possibilities that 2017 holds. 

Image Credits: Hollywood Reporter

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