WMG: Christopher Nolan
In 2019 or 2020, Christopher Nolan will make a spy movie
- That involves a guy with synesthesia, hallucinations, or some other similar condition related to perception of the world, and who is haunted or driven in some way by the death of his wife a few years ago. We will also see some self deception from the character, and eventually learn that something he did was partly responsible, and that this relates to whatever mental process the movie centers around. And it will be one of my favorite movies of all time. (Can you tell I like Memento and Inception a lot?)
- Interestingly enough, Nolan himself has repeatedly expressed interest in directing a James Bond film.
Christopher Nolan is the Anti-M. Night Shyamalan
- Both directors were born in 1970, eerily enough a week apart. Shyamalan started off really hot with The Sixth Sense (1999) and has been in downward spiral in ratings since while Nolan gained some momentum with Memento (2000) and gradually mastered his craft, garnering respect. Shyamalan has a bit of an ego problem casting himself in his films, while Nolan is fairly humble about his success not even making so much as a split-second cameo. Thematically, Nolan's films are somewhat grounded in a dark, gritty reality while Shyamalan's feature spiritual contexts or intervention from otherworldly forces.