Set Harth wrote:
Apologies if anyone posted this already. It's from a Time magazine article on Ben Affleck and Argo
Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy, "is the prototype of where Ben would like to end up - making big movies that are commercial and have critical and social relevance. That's where he's heading."
Affleck says he's up for a big superhero movie. "I like the idea of using all the toys and spending that much on visual effects to create a whole world. I just don't like the idea of doing it on top of a script that's not very good."
Which is why Nolan movies are so good.. huge spectacles but the story can hold its own against the visual onslaught.. case in point is Inception. Brilliant movie and some very cool special effects.
I wish more directors/producers would first hammer out a really good story before they start looking for the hottest actors currently and seeing when ILM or WETA can fit their movie into the schedule.