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After Batman 3, Christopher Nolan Wants to Make His Shelved Howard Hughes Biopic

After shooting The Dark Knight Rises, we’re told Christopher Nolan plans to return to reality — even if it’s one stranger than fiction. Insiders with knowledge of his plans tell Vulture exclusively that Nolan next wants to direct a long-shelved Howard Hughes biopic he’d abandoned when it became clear that Martin Scorsese would beat him to the screen with The Aviator in 2004.

But while Scorsese’s film is understood to have been heavily based on Charles Higham’s biography Howard Hughes: The Secret Life and centered largely on the early years of Hughes' life up to 1947, we hear Nolan’s movie is based on Michael Drosnin’s Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money and the Madness (first published in 1985), and would focus on the freakier decades of Hughes remarkably secretive and OCD-addled life.

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JL4249d ago

Biopic by Nolan? That sounds like an interesting and unusual choice for him. Though if it does center just on Hughes' crazy years, I bet Nolan could make a very gritty biopic that borders on a nice psychological thriller.

Cat4249d ago

Better be a good movie, b/c I'm so over the idea of Hughes as fascinating (vs a fascination).

Hmmm. I'm cranky this morning.

xino4249d ago

i love Chris movies! his movies are really great!
I love The Prestige

Sunny_D4249d ago

Lol, I'm sorry but just lol. ^^^
Anyways, I really don't care for Howard Hughes. But, Nolan has been able to make movies that seem unintereting interesrting. So, I might be able to watch it