Next Christopher Nolan Movie to Be ‘North by Northwest’ Meets ‘Inception’



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We have a little bit to go on regarding the next film to come from standout filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

The director behind hits such as The Dark Knight, Interstellar and Dunkirk has tackled the comic book film, sci-fi and war, but never really romance. Well, that’s about to change. Get ready for a Nolan romantic thriller.



According to a tweet by Production Weekly, Nolan will be reuniting with Oscar-nominated Interstellar and Dunkirk director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema on a “romantic thriller” that’s been described as “North by Northwest in tone meets Inception.”

It’s a vague yet highly enticing description. North by Northwest is a bit lighter in tone from the darker films delivered by maestro Alfred Hitchcock. The film starred Cary Grant as a New York City advertising executive who goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. Inception, of course, is Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller that had Leonardo DiCaprio implanting an idea into the mind of a CEO using dream-sharing technology.

We’ll see what unfolds here. Nolan’s films have almost become events, and we’re oh-so pumped at what he could deliver with something described as a romantic thriller in the vein of two fantastic classics.

Here’s the Hitchcock-hosted trailer for North by Northwest

And the trailer for Inception

Image credit: Warner Bros.

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