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    February 14, 2011


    According to the report from New York Magazine's Vulture, Christopher Nolan may follow up his much awaited third installment of his critical-acclaimed Batman saga, The Dark Knight Rises with his long shelved biopic about billionaire Howard Hughes.

    Now you may remember that back in 2004, Martin Scorsese directed The Aviator, another biopic about Howard Hughes which Scorsese adapted based on Charles Higham’s biography Howard Hughes: The Secret Life and centered largely on the early years of Hughes' life up to 1947. Contrary to that, Nolan will based his screenplay upon Michael Drosnin’s Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money and the Madness.

    In 2004, Martin Scorsese depicted Howard Hughes earlier life as an extravaganza billionaire till his inception of his airline and him directing his 1930's Hell's Angels. Meanwhile, Nolan's source of adaptation would centres on some of the most freakish moment in Hughes later life embattling with his OCD and madness.

    Vulture reports:
    As such, we’re told Nolan’s Hughes movie will covers many later events and quirks on which Scorsese’s movie punted: We'll meet the Howard Hughes who spent much of 1948 sitting naked in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel with only a pink dinner napkin covering his genitals as he screened movies from his studio, RKO Pictures, and ran up an $11 million tab; the Hughes who — obsessed with food safety — once bought every franchise restaurant chain in his home state of Texas, and who was similarly so concerned about air quality that he installed an aircraft filtration system in his 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, taking up its entire trunk; the Howard Hughes who had his hair cut and nails trimmed only once a year, and who was seemingly as addicted to Baskin Robbins Banana Ripple ice cream as he was to regular codeine injections; the Hughes who at the end of his life considered only Mormons trustworthy enough to be let into his inner circle.

    Nolan's plan now is to finish up the shooting for The Dark Knight Rises and start shooting this biopic in 2012 for 2014's release.

    SOURCES: Vulture, Images from Screen Rant
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