Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Wally Pfister To Make His Directorial Debut

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-03-06 23:36:35discussion comments
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If you've ever seen a Christopher Nolan film, than you've seen Wally Pfister's incredible work as a cinematographer. Though he's been working in the industry since 1991, Pfister came to prominence in 2000 when he did the camera work for Nolan' Memento and he's worked with the director on every film since, including the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Let's hope that some of Nolan's skill rubbed off on him in that time, because now the Oscar-winning director of photography is set to helm a project of his own.

Deadline reports that Pfister has been hired to direct an untitled project written by newcomer Jack Paglen. The project will be made for Alcon Entertainment and is currently aiming to start production in the fall. What's interesting is that much like Nolan's projects, details about the plot are being kept hush hush - in fact, the site doesn't even say what genre the movie will fall into.

According to Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Alcon Entertainment's co-CEOs, this move has been a long time coming for Pfister. "We have been talking to Wally about making his directorial debut with Alcon for over a decade since we all worked together on Insomnia," the pair said in a statement. "Wally is truly one of the most talented artists with whom we have ever collaborated."

While the movie will mark Pfister's feature directorial debut, he has directed commercials previously. In addition to his work with Christopher Nolan, Pfister's work includes titles like Bennett Miller's Moneyball, Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon, and F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job.
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