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Christopher Nolan New Movie Release Date: Summer Blockbuster-to-Be?

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Christopher Nolan new movie release date

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Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21. The film has yet to be baptized.

Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released Nolan’s Batman trilogy movies, which collected $2.463 billion worldwide. Besides, the studio handled the sorta sci-fier Inception (2010), which took in $825.53 million, in addition to earning a Best Picture Academy Award nomination.

The outright sci-fier Interstellar, which received mixed-to-unenthusiastic reviews in North America, opened in Nov. 2014. The film went on to gross $675.02 million worldwide, $188.02 million of which in the U.S. and Canada. Paramount handled the domestic release, while Warners took care of the international distribution.

Mystery Movie

As for Nolan’s upcoming effort, in case there is a screenplay (or a blueprint of one) or any prospective cast members, no details have been given out so far. Nolan’s movies tend to be as secretive as Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or anything directed by Stanley Kubrick or Woody Allen.

Now, despite all the public and critical acclaim he has received, Nolan, of course, has yet to come up with his 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange or Annie Hall or Manhattan – movies that, as far as Hollywood studios are concerned, would be all but unreleasable in the intellectually challenged marketplace of the last three decades or so.

Four July 21 releases

According to Variety, the untitled Christopher Nolan movie is the fourth release slated for July 21. The other three are:

  • Universal’s comedy Pitch Perfect 3.
    Director: Kay Cannon.
    Cast: Hailee Steinfeld. Anna Kendrick. Elizabeth Banks (who also co-produces). Brittany Snow. Rebel Wilson.
  • EuropaCorp’s sci-fier Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
    Director: Luc Besson.
    Cast: Cara Delevingne. Clive Owen. Dane DeHaan.
  • An untitled Blue Sky animation project for 20th Century Fox.
Interstellar‘Interstellar’ with Matthew McConaughey.

Christopher Nolan: The Steven Spielberg of the early 21st century

Christopher Nolan movies have become eagerly anticipated popcorn extravaganzas, much like the Steven Spielberg movies of the 1970s and 1980s. That was the time when Jaws (1975) was followed by Close Encounters of Third Kind (1977), and then 1941 (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Color Purple (1985) and so on.*

Notwithstanding a box office disappointment here (1941), a critical disappointment there (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), for better or for worse, Spielberg became the Hollywood filmmaker of that era.

Now it’s Christopher Nolan’s turn. Below is the list of post-2005 Nolan movies:

Additionally, Christopher Nolan directed the 9-minute short Quay, about the studio of brothers Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay.

* Note: Steven Spielberg also directed one of the segments of The Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), along with George Miller, Joe Dante, and John Landis.

Box office information via Box Office Mojo.

Image of Matthew McConaughey in the Christopher Nolan sci-fier Interstellar: Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros.

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