by: Jay Carlson
Warner Bros has announced that their next collaboration with their Interstellar director Christopher Nolan is due to hit cinema screens on July 21st 2017. What the film actually is is still a mystery, keeping with Nolan’s penchant for secrecy around his projects.
Nolan’s Untitled film lands in the sweet spot of a busy summer movie season, going head to head with Luc Besson’s Valerian and Pitch Perfect 3 that same weekend. Warner must be feeling confident as it’s bookended in between Matt Reeves’ War of the Planet of the Apes dropping the week before and the Jon Watts’ Spider-Man the week after.
I’m always excited to see something new from Nolan. Even though I find his films all to be a bit on the cold side, I’ll be damned if he isn’t swinging for the fences with each at bat. Let’s hope this mystery project is more akin to something unique and ambitious like Inception rather than tired and ill-conceived like The Dark Knight Rises.
2017 is shaping up to be a BIG year with huge films such as Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 as well as the previously mentioned Matt Reeves entry into the Planet of the Apes series and the big new sci-fi entry from Luc Besson. PLUS there’s a lot of other exciting sequels/reboots scheduled to drop in 2017 including Bad Boys 3, Wolverine III, Kong: Skull Island, Fast and the Furious 8, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Toy Story 4, Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League: Part 1.
Does Nolan’s next rise to the top of this list for you? Let us know in the comments below!