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If Christopher Nolan Directed The Incredibles

If Christopher Nolan Directed The Incredibles

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Aug. 30 2014 3:09 PM

If Christopher Nolan Directed The Incredibles

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We’ve seen what would happen if Michael Bay directed Up. Now we have a glimpse of a much darker pairing: YouTube user Bobby Burns has created a hypothetical trailer for Christopher Nolan’s version of The Incredibles.

Turns out The Dark Knight director would be a perfect fit for Pixar’s superhero film. The trailer features several Nolan trademarks, and the Jokeresque voiceover is a particularly good fit given Syndrome’s anarchic, unhinged dialogue. Also present is the Dark Knight trilogy’s thunderous, booming soundtrack, which tends to make everything sound epic and more than a little self-serious. Perhaps Nolan should turn to animation once he's done exploring space.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter