Warner Bros. releases more info on the sci-fi thriller Inception – confirms Dark Knight director’s participation

Warner Bros. has issued a press release regarding the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Inception, confirming earlier reports that the filmmaker will be working on new creative avenues – at least for the time being. But fear not Bat-fans. If he does go back the Batman franchise, he’ll probably look to out-do himself yet again, which will be incredible. As I said in my last article on the matter, I can’t wait to see where he goes with the fresh material.

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the director and co-writer of the critically lauded summer blockbuster The Dark Knight, will helm a new film entitled Inception for Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Nolan also wrote the original screenplay for Inception, which is described as a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind. The film will be produced by Nolan and his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas, who served as a producer on The Dark Knight.

Inception will go into production this summer and is being planned for release in the summer of 2010.

Christopher Nolan was most recently honored with a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for his groundbreaking work on The Dark Knight. He also shared in nominations for a Writers Guild of America Award, with Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, and a Producers Guild of America Award, with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. Opening to worldwide critical acclaim in July 2008, The Dark Knight broke every available box office record on its way to becoming the top-grossing release of the year and the second-highest-grossing film of all time.

Nolan previously co-wrote and directed the dramatic thriller The Prestige and the action hit Batman Begins, and directed the suspense thriller Insomnia. The filmmaker had earlier written and directed the innovative crime drama Memento, for which he received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay, as well as a DGA Award nomination. The film also won four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay.