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February 12, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 12, 2009 |

All right: The decent news first. Christopher Nolan has decided, apparently, that he’s going to do another film before tackling another Dark Knight movie (assuming, officially that he does (he will)). Warner Brothers has given him the green-light to direct Inception, a sci-fi action flick based on an original screenplay. The details are scant, other than that it’s being described as “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.” My guess: A left-brain / right-brain war where the left brain resorts to brute force but the right brain outwits it. The result: Craig Ferguson.

This doesn’t really mean a lot w/r/t The Dark Knight sequel. Nolan, after all, directed The Prestige in between the first two Batman movies, and I appreciate that the man can take a break without immediately needing to suckle on the teets of the cash cow. Plus: Nolan has never failed us (though, Insomnia was only slightly better than mediocre), so the man can do what he likes, so far as I’m concerned. I could use a Batman breather.

The more interesting news is still only in the rumor stage. According to Slashfilm, which picked the news up from the Site That Will Not Be Named (hint: It smells like corn chips), there is a possibility that the Superman reboot will be directed by the Wachowski Brothers. Apparently, Warner has approached them, and if that happens, then James McTiegue (who hinted at the possibility) would take over the Wachowski’s next project, The Plastic Man.

So, yeah: A Superman reboot directed by the Wachowskis? I dunno, folks. It seems like the Wachowski Brothers have been riding that Matrix glory for a decade now, and have never really lived up to their original promise. I am not, however, hostile to the idea. I didn’t dislike the Bryan Singer attempt, but it did feel fairly flat. A Wachowskis version might be a complete clusterfuck, but at least it’d be compelling. Just keep them away from the bright lights.

Also: How Do the Wachowski Bros. Fit In Here? / Dustin Rowles

Industry | February 12, 2009 |

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