When you get to the level of Christopher Nolan in the world of filmmaking, all you need to do is simply say that your film will be out on a certain date and people lose their shit.
So it goes that we have absolutely what the name of Christopher Nolan's new movie is, what it's about, who's in it, or almost anything else related to it. All we know right now is that it'll be released on July 17th, 2020.
That date, by the way, is pretty much his go-to date for movie releases. 'Dunkirk', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Inception', and 'The Dark Knight' were all released in and around July 17th. So, what can we wildly infer from this release date?
Well, most likely, it's going to be some kind of big blockbuster. Warner Bros., the studio he's worked with since 'Batman Begins', wouldn't let a prime release date like that go to waste on some small, intimate drama. Not only that, his intimate work - if you can 'The Prestige' or 'Interstellar' intimate - normally gets released in the winter, say December or November.
Another point of interest is that the movie will be released in IMAX, the premium large-format film stock he used on 'Interstellar' and 'Dunkirk'. Again, this is just more evidence towards big blockbuster.
What the actual movie itself is about is anyone's guess. There had been talk for years that Nolan was trying to get a biopic of Howard Hughes off the ground, but never could crack the script. Whether that's actually classed an 'event film' or not is anyone's guess.
Also, the topic has been covered pretty well by Martin Scorsese's 'The Aviator', so you have to wonder why Nolan would want to go at it again when there's already a movie out there in recent memory.
At any rate, we'll be tracking this one very carefully. Stay tuned.