Although Wally Pfister plans to retire from his director of photography roles following The Dark Knight Rises, his next project will not see him break away from Christopher Nolan. The director with whom Pfister has been working with since 199′s Memento has come aboard to executive produce the cinematographer’s directorial debut, along with longtime partner Emma Thomas.
A press release indicates that Alcon Entertainment will team with the duo, who say they’ve “been hoping to work with Wally as a director for a long time, and are thrilled to be working on such an original and exciting project alongside him and Alcon.” As for what the project entails, we’ve unfortunately got nothing aside from a script coming from first-time writer Jack Paglen.
As Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy, there’s no word on what he’ll focus on yet. But with Pfister stepping down from a cinematographer role, all eyes will be peeled on who the director decides to work with. As for Pfister’s directorial debut, his decade-plus experience working on one of blockbuster’s finest helmers should be more than an qualifier to get excited for what he comes up with.
Production begins later this year.
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