Chris Nolan Will Executive Produce Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut

June 13, 2012
Source: Variety

Wally Pfister & Chris Nolan

Scorsese and DiCaprio. Spielberg and Williams. Burton and Elfman. You might also add cinematographer Wally Pfister and director Christopher Nolan to that list, since they have one of the most well-regarded working relationships in Hollywood. Pfister won a well-deserved Oscar for his work on Inception, and he's been the director of photography on all of Nolan's films except Following, the directorial debut which Nolan shot himself. Now, THR reports that the two will reunite in a different way for their next project, as Nolan will executive produce Pfister's own feature directorial debut shooting later this year. More info below!

Looks like Pfister has learned a few tricks from his long-time collaborator, because this project is completely shrouded in secrecy so far. We don't have a title, a logline, or any details whatsoever about it. That's a pretty impressive accomplishment these days with sites like ours scouring for details, and as much as I want to know what the movie is about, I kind of like the fact that we don't know yet. It enhances the mystery and makes me want to see it even more. The only things we do know are that the screenplay was written by first-timer Jack Paglen, it's being financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment, they're hoping for a fall start date, and Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas are now the executive producers on it (likely making sure the project stays on track and Wally can direct his first film without any problems).

"We have been hoping to work with Wally as a director for a long time, and are thrilled to be working on such an original and exciting project alongside him and Alcon," Nolan & Thomas stated in the press release (in full on SlashFilm). We'll definitely keep you updated as it develops, since it seems like they're trying to push it into production fairly quickly, and we're very anxious to know more about it anyway. Interested?

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  • John
    Hang on... Scorsese and DiCaprio? They're a good pairing, but the others have something of the iconic about them, which is still Scorsese and DeNiro. If you really want an accurate comparison to the rest, though, you need someone who has affected the look and feel of almost all his films - as Williams did with Spielberg and Elfman with Burton. And that's Thelma Schoonmaker.




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