Paris premiere of 'Dark Knight' canceled after Colorado shooting

Paris premiere of 'Dark Knight' canceled after Colorado shooting

PARIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. said it has canceled the Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" after a gunman killed 12 people at a screening of the Batman flick in Colorado.
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Nolan says no more Batman for him

Nolan says no more Batman for him

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan has confirmed "The Dark Knight Rises" will be his last Batman movie.
Nolan: No fourth Batman movie

Nolan: No fourth Batman movie

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- Christopher Nolan will not direct a fourth Batman movie, the filmmaker said at a Producers Guild of America conference at Sony Studios in California.

New Batman flick screened for studio suits

HOLLYWOOD, March 17 (UPI) -- The first cut of the new Batman film is complete and has been screened for studio executives, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Reeves produces film about filmmaking

Reeves produces film about filmmaking

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Tribeca Film says it has acquired North American distribution rights to "Side by Side," a documentary produced and presented by actor Keanu Reeves.
Guards assault Christian Bale in China

Guards assault Christian Bale in China

BEIJING, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Government guards assaulted Christian Bale as he attempted to visit human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng in China's Shandong province, The New York Times said.
Freeman to be honored at the Golden Globes

Freeman to be honored at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Morgan Freeman is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes telecast, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said.
Next Batman film has mobster villian

Next Batman film has mobster villian

HOLLYWOOD, March 20 (UPI) -- The next Batman movie will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of villain Alberto Falcone, also known as The Holiday Killer, sources told Variety.

Batpod will feature in 'The Dark Knight'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy is currently the only person in the world who can pilot the new Batpod bike that will be used in Warner Bros.' "The Dark Night."

Jackman dismisses potential 'Batman' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Jackman has dismissed rumors he is being considered for the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent in the Hollywood sequel to "Batman Begins." IGNFilmForce.com reports the "X-Men" star has claimed that ongoing rumors that he would take on the ro

Producer excited about new 'Batman' film

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Charles Roven says he is thrilled to be working on "Batman Begins," the prequel expected to revive the "Batman" film franchise.

Interview of the week: Al Pacino

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- In his exciting new thriller, "Insomnia," Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino plays a veteran cop whose decision-making skills are greatly compromised by sleep depriv

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Christopher Nolan
.British director Christopher Nolan attends the premiere of "The Prestige" at Odeon West End, Leicester Square in London on November5, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an English-American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise, as well as directing the Hillary Seitz written Insomnia (2002). Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films.

He often collaborates with his wife, producer Emma Thomas, and his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, as well as cinematographer Wally Pfister, screenwriter David S. Goyer, film editor Lee Smith, composers David Julyan and Hans Zimmer, special effects coordinator Chris Corbould, and actors Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Michael Caine.

Nolan was born in London, the son of an English father who worked as an advertising copywriter and an American mother who was a flight attendant. He has a younger brother, Jonathan, with whom Nolan often collaborates on film scripts. As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States, he spent his childhood in both London and Chicago. Nolan found an interest in botany and "dicots" early on until he found his father's camera. He began film-making at the age of seven using his father's Super 8 camera and his toy action figures. While living in Chicago as a child, he also made short films with future director and producer Roko Belic.

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