Fans of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga Akira have been waiting several years for this project to arrive on the silver screen, but there has been very little progress since the movie was first put into development way back in 2002. A number of filmmakers have been attached since then, with the latest being Jaume Collet-Serra. But he dropped out of the project back in June. Today we have a new, unconfirmed report from Den Of Geek, which claims that Christopher Nolan could be making Akira his next directorial project, which will be the first in an Akira trilogy.
Just last week, we reported that Warner Bros. has set a July 21, 2017 release date for Christopher Nolan's next film, although no title or story details were given. The site claims that Akira may be this mystery movie set for the summer of 2017, since the filmmaker reportedly met with an unidentified filmmaker who was formerly attached to direct Akira, over the past three months. The site also speculates that it's possible Christopher Nolan could only be coming aboard to produce, like he did with 2013's Man of Steel.Read More
Warner Bros. announced today that they are distributing a new Untitled Movie from heralded filmmaker Christopher Nolan, handing out a July 21, 2017 release date for the mystery project. The movie will go up against Universal's Pitch Perfect 3 and an untitled animated movie from 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation and BlueSky Studios. The project will also come just one week after 20th Century Fox's War of the Planet of the Apes on June 14, 2017 and a week before Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man reboot on July 28, 2017.
No plot details have been given at this time, but this deal continues Christopher Nolan's long tradition of working with Warner Bros. The studio has had a hand in all of the filmmaker's movies since 2002's Insomnia, including the blockbuster Batman trilogy Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises, and the 2010 hit Inception. Warner Bros. also co-distributed the filmmaker's The Prestige with Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, and they shared distribution with Paramount on his last film, Interstellar.Read More
Batman Begins was released June 15th, 2005.Read More
As the year winds down to a close, director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is still one of the most talked about movies of 2014. The filmmaker himself helped break down a scene from his sci-fi thriller in a new video from Yahoo! Movies, where he provides insightful commentary and gives fans a glimpse at his filmmaking process as a whole. As you likely know by now, Interstellar centers on Matthew McConaughey's Cooper, who leads a team of astronauts and scientists into a wormhole, to find another planet capable of sustaining human life, as Earth's resources keep dwindling.
The scene in question is where Coop and his team attempt to land on a new planet. Christopher Nolan reveals that all of the space shuttle sets were built like simulators, so the space ship and the actors themselves could react to the environments around them. He also talked about trying to recreate the same type of footage used from actual NASA missions, combining footage they shot on location in Iceland with shots from inside the shuttle. He also revealed they used their full-sized ship for the landing sequence shown at the end of this intriguing video.Read More
http://movieweb.com/ready-player-one-movie-director-christopher-nolan/Early today, it was reported that Warner Bros. is courting Christopher Nolan for their upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One. According to AICN, he's not the only big name genre director in the mix. Also being eyed for the project by the studio are Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright and Matthew Vaughn.
The choices are quite fitting, as much of their previous work is mentioned or featured in the original Ernest Cline novel. The story follows a teenager named Wade Watts, who becomes immersed in a virtual reality world known as Oasis that enables users to live out their dream lives. When the game's creator suddenly dies, Wade enters an elaborate treasure hunt, where the winner will take control of the entire company. The teenager finds himself up against corporate entities who will do anything to take over the company. Many pop culture references, especially from the 80s, make an appearance in the book. Even the DeLorean time machine from Robert Zemeckis's 1985 classic Back to The Future is featured heavily.Read More
With his hit sci-fi film Interstellar still performing well in theaters, taking in nearly $550 million worldwide, many fans are wondering what Christopher Nolan will do next. While this is far from set in stone, The Tracking Board reports that Warner Bros. has made an offer for the filmmaker to direct their sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One. There is no word on whether or not the director plans on accepting the studio's offer.
We first reported on the project back in June 2010, when the novel by Fanboys screenwriter Ernest Cline was picked up by Warner Bros. in a heated bidding war, shortly after Random House secured the publication rights. The story follows a teenager named Wade Watts, who becomes immersed in a virtual reality world known as Oasis that enables users to live out their dream lives. When the game's creator suddenly dies, Wade enters an elaborate treasure hunt, where the winner will take control of the entire company. The teenager finds himself up against corporate entities who will do anything to take over the company.Read More