Yesterday it was revealed that Christopher Nolan’s next project would most likely be a sci-fi film about time traveling entitled “Interstellar,” which was written by his brother Jonathan Nolan. The initial report only gave some vague information about the film, saying it was about a group of explorers who “travel through a wormhole” to an alternate dimension. However, word has come out today, January 10, 2013, that Christopher Nolan has become more involved in the project and now wants to make a number of changes.
Deadline has reported that Nolan is now planning to rewrite the entire screenplay and which will combine Jonathan’s ideas with some of his own original content with the idea that the film will “depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”
As was reported yesterday, the initial screenplay was inspired by the work of Kip Thorne, a renowned astrophysicist and relativity expert who posited that wormholes not only exist, but could theoretically be used for time travel. Steven Spielberg was attached to helm the project at one point, but according to the new report from Deadline, he decided that the film “wasn't a good fit for him.”
If Christopher Nolan can craft a script he is pleased with, the film should be absolutely spectacular – the last original screenplay Christopher Nolan wrote was the sensational, Oscar-winner, “Inception.” Furthermore, the Nolan brothers’ collaborations have created “Prestige,” “Memento,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” so “Interstellar” could very well be out of this world. Stay tuned for the latest information on Nolan’s upcoming project and subscribe to the Pittsburgh Film Industry Examiner for all of the latest film news.