Christopher Nolan Directing Howard Hughes Biopic

The director is looking to make this his next movie after ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, with a 2014 release date targeted.
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Christopher Nolan Directing Howard Hughes Biopic

Christopher Nolan may direct a Howard Hughes biopic after The Dark Knight Rises As director Christopher Nolan prepares to shoot The Dark Knight Rises this spring, new details have emerged that he wants to direct a biopic on Howard Hughes soon after he wraps the final chapter of his Batman trilogy.

Christopher Nolan originally scrapped his plans for this biopic after Martin Scorsese beat him to the punch with the 2004 movie The Aviator. While The Aviator was based off the biography Howard Hughes: The Secret Life, written by Charles Higham, Christopher Nolan's project will be based off a different book titled Citizen Hughes: The Power, The Money and the Madness by Michael Drosnin.

This book delves into Howard Hughes' later years, including his obsessive-compulsive disorder issues and his life as a recluse. The book is based on thousands Howard Hughes's own hand-written memos, which were leaked after his office was burglarized in 1975.

The current plan is for Christopher Nolan to shoot this untitled biopic in late 2012, with it to be released in 2014. This will be 10 years after The Aviator's release. It isn't clear if Christopher Nolan is adapting the screenplay himself. The project isn't set up at a studio yet, although, if everything comes together, it is likely that the movie will be set up at Warner Bros.

Sources:Vulture

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  • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

    I'm sure it will be good but personally i'll rent it because i could careless about Howard Hughes and his blah blah blah problems.

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    • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

      @Bawn same

      @narrator hopefully I'll have a review on the aviator up soon

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

        Hey I'm set, i just hope it gets Nolan's oscar nomination he deserves :/

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        • skywise • 4 years ago

          the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future....

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          • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

            Not sure another Hughes movie is needed when Nolan can be doing other work.

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            • shuabert • 4 years ago

              Ah, I see. The name lights up at the bottom of the post when you hover on the user. Thanks @dan1

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              • dan1 • 4 years ago

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                • shuabert • 4 years ago

                  Hey, why didn't my @The_Narrator tag work? Is there a trick to making them function?

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                  • gallagher • 4 years ago

                    @shuabert I agree about the concept vs. character argument, but perhaps this is why he wants to take this on, to hone his skills in character development. It still isn't known yet if he is writing this himself, or if his brother is writing it, or whoever. Still, this could be an awesome movie because it focuses on Hughes' crazy side, which The Aviator really didn't. I am very excite!:)

                    @dan1 Deal with it:)

                    @skywise No worries sir:)

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                    • shuabert • 4 years ago

                      I don't see him topping The Aviator, especially because as @The_Narrator mentioned, Nolan's strength is concept, not character. Still, it will be interesting to see him attempting something this conventional. I agree it will feel like a very different film. Scorsese and Nolan couldn't have more different styles.

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                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                        We have one too many admins named Brian :P

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                        • skywise • 4 years ago

                          ooOooOoh i see my appologies @brian i was looking forward to being schooled and thank you for the clarification @gallagher

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                          • gallagher • 4 years ago

                            @narrator No problem sir.

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                            • gallagher • 4 years ago

                              @skywise He meant that you linked to the wrong Brian, and you should have linked to me, @gallagher :)

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                              • skywise • 4 years ago

                                @brian please enlighten us.

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                                • brian • 4 years ago

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                                  • narrator • 4 years ago

                                    Ahhh. Tehre it is. Thanks @gallagher, I appreciate it.

                                    The main problem with this is that Nolan, as we discussed before, puts concepts before character. Idea before actual story, setting before place. I feel like this goes against everything we've seen from him these past few years, save The Following and Insomnia, and even then they were idea driven. I mean... this just feels off to me, but if it were true, I wouldn't mind too much. I guess I'm just the only Nolan fan here who doesn't trust his every decision because, "In Nolan I trust." Without a question or two, that is. :P

                                    Secondly, The Aviator was fantastically well done in every way, from art direction, to acting, cinematography and concept. As me and my pops are close, and he admired Hughes and that era, I couldn't help but marvel at the young man and film as a whole.

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                                    • skywise • 4 years ago

                                      @brian the Aviator was long winded no doubt but damn Mr. Scorsese knows how to get some fine performances...

                                      ...as does Nolan.

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                                      • gallagher • 4 years ago

                                        @daveactor7 I wasn't the biggest fan of The Aviator either. Way too long-winded. I am also curious about a Hughes film about his crazy years:)

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                                        • gallagher • 4 years ago

                                          @narrator If you look at the bottom, the article is attributed to a Vulture article - http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/christopher_nolan_howard_hughes_biopic.html

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