Nolan Scores Big Pay Day For “Dunkirk”

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors out there who can command massive budgets to tell the stories he wants, and in the process often delivers not only commercially successful but critically lauded films as well.

Along with that though comes a good paycheque. His next effort is the 65mm and IMAX shot WWII picture “Dunkirk” which wrapped filming recently, and today THR has revealed that Nolan earned $20 million upfront to direct the project.

Not only that, the filmmaker is also set to take home a whopping 20% of the gross, which would make it one of the biggest directing deals in Hollywood – the last time the same deal was offered was to Peter Jackson for 2005’s “King Kong” remake.

Warners has every reason to keep Nolan happy though with the director having delivered the “Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception” and “Interstellar” for the studio. “Dunkirk” opens in cinemas on July 21st 2017.