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Batman and Wolverine might face off as dueling magicians in Chris Nolan's next film

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  1. Oski2005

    Oski2005 Contributing Member

    Nov 14, 2001
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    Bale, Jackman in talks for Nolan's 'Prestige'

    By Borys Kit
    Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are in negotiations to topline Touchstone Pictures' "The Prestige," which will serve as Christopher Nolan's next directorial outing.

    Bale and Jackman will play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The rivalry is so intense that it turns them into murderers. The title refers to the residue left after a magician's successful trick.

    The script is based on Christopher Priest's 1996 novel of the same name and was adapted by Nolan's brother, Jonathan. He wrote the short story on which Christopher's Nolan's breakout movie, "Memento," was based on.

    The movie will shoot in January with a budget around the $40 million range.

    Nolan is producing with Aaron Ryder and Emma Thomas. Newmarket's William Tyrer and Chris Ball are executive producing. The movie was developed at Newmarket.

    Disney exec Kristin Burr is overseeing.

    Touchstone will distribute domestically, while Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute internationally.

    "Prestige" reteams Bale with Nolan, both of whom worked on "Batman Begins." Bale, repped by Endeavor, next appears in "The New World." He is in Thailand shooting "Rescue Dawn" for Werner Herzog.

    Endeavor-repped Jackman is shooting "X-Men 3" and next appears in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain."

    Now, I haven't read this book, but I've heard about it. They aren't going to be like wizards or something, they are magicians who try to one up eachother and expose they other's secrets to their illusions. There's murder and mystery in it as well.
  2. wrath_of_khan

    wrath_of_khan Contributing Member

    Jun 7, 2000
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    I'd pretty much see anything Christopher Nolan put out at this point.

    Can't remember the last time a director came out with 3 such strong movies right out of the gate (Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins).
  3. Dave2000

    Dave2000 Contributing Member

    Aug 4, 2001
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    dunno if im the only one, but i liteally thought Wolverine was going to show up in the next Batman, then I relized how much of a pipe dream that would be. Its like Qui-Gon going against Batman in the first one :p
  4. Svpernaut

    Svpernaut Contributing Member

    Jan 10, 2003
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    Christopher Nolan is an amazing director, but I just can't fathom a movie like this that has a chance at being any good... hopefully he can prove me wrong.
  5. across110thstreet

    across110thstreet Contributing Member

    Mar 17, 2001
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    misleading thread title- i thought we were going to see a comicbook magical faceoff...
  6. pradaxpimp

    pradaxpimp Contributing Member

    Aug 3, 2002
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    the title of this thread is misleading...please change it.

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