Christopher Nolan Seeks Inception
Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:15:06
Christopher Nolan, who directed the billion-dollar blockbuster that is The Dark Knight, may have been snubbed for a Best Director nomination by the Academy Awards, but Nolan and others who worked on the film keep on trucking. Nolan's next project will be Inception, which is based on an original screenplay that he wrote. Nolan is planning to shoot the sci-fi action film this summer and hopes for a summer 2010 release through Warner Bros. The film is based on poems that Nolan wrote in his journal while in the fifth grade. It's being billed as a "contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind."
Additionally, The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven is developing Damascus Gate, a political thriller that has been set up at Columbia.
The project is based on Robert Stone's 1998 novel about a peace accord that has occurred between warring Palestinians and Israelis. Things take a turn for the worse when a journalist uncovers an extremist's plot to sabotage the peace brokerage between the people. The the title refers to a landmark in Jerusalem's Old City. The International scribe Eric Warren Singer will write the script for Damascus.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff