Who wouldn’t want Christopher Nolan to direct their movie? I’m sure even guys at the Disney Channel making the TV movie Special Agent P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S. with Selena Gomez want Nolan to direct. So producer Andrew Kosgrove at Alcon Entertainment, when asked about who they want to direct the new Blade Runner prequels/sequels/squeakquels, chose Nolan. “Yeah our friend Chris Nolan who we did Insomnia [with] would be in the pie in the sky for us,” he said.
See, the difference between Alcon and everyone else is that Nolan made a ton of money with Alcon via Insomnia. They’re buddies. They call him “Chris” over there, and after a few drinks, “Magical Mister Mementoffelees.” They also like him cause of the way he transformed Batman into The Dark Knight:
I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to Batman is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it’s someone else. It’s precisely what we aspire to with Blade Runner, that’s the template for us.