Christopher Nolan is hot property in Hollywood at the moment. With The Dark Knight
Nolan Proved that box office success and critical acclaim do occasionally cross paths. This quality to inject intelligence into mainstream blockbusters seems as rare as ever at the moment as Transformers 2
clunks closer to release. Michael Bay bashing aside, Nolanís new film Inception
will be a high budget sci-fi/action film with a dynamic cast which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page and Joseph Gorden-Levitt. Many had expected that Nolanís next film was going to be a more low-key affair than The Dark Knight
but reports suggest that the film could have a budget of over $200million. It is a long way from Nolanís first feature film Following
which he made for a mere £6000 with a cast of unknown actors.
As much as I admire The Dark Knight
Iíd also love to see Nolan return to the inventive low budget filmmaking that spawned his debut feature Following
and which he developed further with Memento
. However Iím sure that Inception
will be a cinematic highlight of 2010 nevertheless.