Directing giant Christopher Nolan has signed on to direct an original screenplay he wrote called Inception for Warner Brothers.  The script is described as a sci-fi action film and described as “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.” I certainly hope that doesn’t mean the film is going to be anything like the tragedy that was The Cell.

Nolan, the director of the extremely successful Batman franchise is set to start filming this summer with the hopes of releasing the film during the summer of 2010.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov told the Hollywood Reporter:

Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes.  We are thrilled to be collaborating again with him and Emma on this exciting new motion picture.

I’m pretty surprised that it was even a question if this movie would get picked up. The Dark Knight brought in nearly a billion dollars.  Shouldn’t Nolan be running Warner Bros., right now with his current record for box office blockbusters?  Combined, Nolan’s films Insomnia, Batman Begins and The Prestige have brought in nearly half a billion in revenue.

The drawback of this entire deal is the fact that it will push back the production of Batman 3.  At any rate, I’d like to see what else Nolan has up his sleeve.  I realize that he’s not a one trick pony, but I like the idea of him directing an action film that has nothing to do with the Caped Crusader.  In addition to the fact that it’s original content, which is always welcome when you’re dealing with the remakes that Hollywood continues to churn out.