Warner Bros. will turn the Doug Miers cult comic book The Exec into a dramatic vehicle for Christopher Nolan to direct. Nolan’s brother Jonathan will write the script.
The comic is a slightly futuristic look at a society where corporations govern and business is waged like warfare. Jonathan Nolan will begin scripting immediately as Christopher works on prepping Batman: Intimidation Game at Warner Bros. with Christian Bale in the starring role.
“It has the elements of the tension Chris created in ‘Memento’ and ‘Insomnia,’ but it is also a major-sized film, and it will be useful for Chris and Emma to apply the lessons they are learning in mounting the Batman film,” producer David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films) said.