The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer to direct first feature

The Dark Knight Rises (opens in new tab) cinematographer Wally Pfister, longtime cinematographer to Christopher Nolan (opens in new tab) is to step into the director’s chair for the first time on an as yet untitled debut feature.

The Oscar winning cinematographer has worked with Nolan since 1999, and their collaboration has included noteworthy films Memento (opens in new tab) , The Prestige (opens in new tab) , and Inception (opens in new tab) , which he won the Oscar for Best Achievement In Cinematography.

Having recently wrapped The Dark Knight Rises (opens in new tab) Pfister has been on the look out for his next project, and according to Collider the untitled screenplay by relative newcomer Jack Paglen was the right one.

The details are currently shrouded in mystery, much like this summer’s hotly anticipated final installment to Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but if his directorial debut looks anything like his signature dark style, we’re in for a treat.

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