Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's next movie will be an epic sci-fi action movie for Dark Knight studio Warner Bros. - But it won't feature Batman. Instead, Nolan is looking to create something all new.

Inception, described by Warners as "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind," and is based on a script written by Nolan himself, his first all-original movie since 2000's Momento. Outwardly, Warners are happy about the announcement - the Hollywood Reporter quotes president Jeff Robinov as saying, "Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes. We are thrilled to be collaborating again with him and Emma [Thomas, Nolan's producer partner] on this exciting new motion picture" - although you have to wonder how the mood is inside the studio, knowing that this announcement pushes out any potential Dark Knight follow-up at least for a couple of years.

Christopher Nolan inks 'Inception' [Hollywood Reporter]