Warner Bros. has announced it will release Christopher Nolan‘s next film in 2017, and they’re keeping the details tightly under wraps. Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. have a long working relationship, with the distribution company managing the director’s brooding Dark Knight series (2005-2012), and the stand alone mind-bender, Inception (2010).
With a July 21 release date, Nolan will be up against another heavy hitter in the sci-fi genre, Luc Besson and his French comic adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Nolan‘s first three directorial features – Following (1999), Memento (2000), and Insomnia (2002) – used experimental storytelling and highly stylised cinematography to deliver intense and affecting thrillers. Since then, the British director has focused on science fiction and fantasy, often blending the genres together with disorienting flashes of realism.
Interstellar, Christopher Nolan‘s latest entry, combined elements of speculative fiction with contemporary environmental issues. The film grossed over $672 million worldwide, despite performing critically lower than each entry of the Dark Knight series.
As to what this new feature holds, only time will tell. Nolan recently confirmed he will not be working on DC’s upcoming cinematic universe, so we can certainly be expecting another original film from this blockbusting auteur.