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Nolan no Prisoner

08.19.2009

We're all well aware of Chris Nolan's two upcoming projects, INCEPTION and the BATMAN sequel that's not-official-but-totally-will-happen. But he did have another project lined up, THE PRISONER, but according to recent sleuthing by CineFools, he’s off the film. They recently talked with Producer Barry Mendel who had this to say:

“Chris Nolan has dropped out of it but we have a first draft by David and Janet Peoples who wrote Twelve Monkeys and David wrote Unforgiven and it's a good draft and we're working on the script right now.”

Alright so no Nolan, but that’s a pretty damn good screenwriting team nonetheless. Plus this will now give him more time to focus on his third BATMAN endeavor, and not have it pushed back until 2013. THE PRISONER is also a new TV series with Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel, but allegedly the two projects won’t interfere with each other. Sure, it’s sad to see a Nolan film go Nolan-less, but in this case, it seems things might turn out alright for both sides anyways.

Extra Tidbit: How much money do you think Warners will throw at Nolan to lock him into BATMAN 3?
Source: CineFools

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5:24AM on 08/20/2009
Nolan made Batman into the best comic to film adaptation of all time. No comic flick has ever garnered that sort of attention and at the same time receive critical praise. So Warner won't hold on too tight to their wallets. They know damn well that whatever they offer him will come back a tenfold.
Nolan made Batman into the best comic to film adaptation of all time. No comic flick has ever garnered that sort of attention and at the same time receive critical praise. So Warner won't hold on too tight to their wallets. They know damn well that whatever they offer him will come back a tenfold.
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9:07PM on 08/19/2009
Everyone's talking about Batman and I'm just a little concerned "Prisoner" gets a decent director. I didn't even know they had a TV show, which sounds likely to be McKellen filling in for all the Number Twos of the series. If the movie gets made it'd be damn hard to do it right, but I'm still intrigued.
Everyone's talking about Batman and I'm just a little concerned "Prisoner" gets a decent director. I didn't even know they had a TV show, which sounds likely to be McKellen filling in for all the Number Twos of the series. If the movie gets made it'd be damn hard to do it right, but I'm still intrigued.
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7:31AM on 08/20/2009
It's a mini-series and it looks really good, check it out:

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It's a mini-series and it looks really good, check it out:

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6:56PM on 08/19/2009

25 Million + Points

Remember: Peter Jackson got 20 Million + points for "King Kong" on the heels of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Since "Dark Knight" did a Bill(ion) + over 300 million DVD, I'd sat 25 M. isn't an impossibility.
Remember: Peter Jackson got 20 Million + points for "King Kong" on the heels of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Since "Dark Knight" did a Bill(ion) + over 300 million DVD, I'd sat 25 M. isn't an impossibility.
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6:38PM on 08/19/2009

I'd be excited for any Chris Nolan pic

but another Batman movie from him would be pretty amazing news. It's understandable that he's torn between doing another one, but i just wouldn't have much faith in it if he wasn't.
but another Batman movie from him would be pretty amazing news. It's understandable that he's torn between doing another one, but i just wouldn't have much faith in it if he wasn't.
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4:18PM on 08/19/2009
What's the point really of doing a big-screen Prisoner remake as well as the small-screen miniseries (the teaser of which didn't look all that great to me)? Seems like overkill for such a partially obscure, old British TV series.
What's the point really of doing a big-screen Prisoner remake as well as the small-screen miniseries (the teaser of which didn't look all that great to me)? Seems like overkill for such a partially obscure, old British TV series.
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3:43PM on 08/19/2009

he's not

going to make a movie because of the money. he's going to make it because of the film itself.
going to make a movie because of the money. he's going to make it because of the film itself.
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3:37PM on 08/19/2009
1 beeeeelion dollars.
1 beeeeelion dollars.
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3:20PM on 08/19/2009
Unfortunately, I completely believe Nolan when he says he's not sure if he wants to do a third Batman. He is one wealthy bastard by now, I can't imagine that it's even about the money anymore. But the whole thing does seem odd because I thought the ending to TDK was obviously leading into the next film.
Unfortunately, I completely believe Nolan when he says he's not sure if he wants to do a third Batman. He is one wealthy bastard by now, I can't imagine that it's even about the money anymore. But the whole thing does seem odd because I thought the ending to TDK was obviously leading into the next film.
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3:08PM on 08/19/2009

ANYTHING

Pay him anything he wants unless you want some douche bag, needing seconds hack like say for example Brett Ratner(X3) anyone? This includes up to $100 million.
Pay him anything he wants unless you want some douche bag, needing seconds hack like say for example Brett Ratner(X3) anyone? This includes up to $100 million.
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