Christopher Nolan has entered discussions for his next directorial effort: ‘Interstellar’, a science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures. His brother, ‘Dark Knight’ co-writer Jonathan Nolan, is the writer of ‘Interstellar’. This was announced on Jan. 9.
‘The basics of the plot involved a group of explorers traveling through a wormhole and deals with time travel and alternate dimensions. The script is said to be inspired by the work of Kip Thorne, a physicist at Caltech,’ describes The Collider.
Steven Spielberg was formerly in talks to direct the film, but the Nolans have both stepped up to the plate. The deal is being set up by Paramount, though both Paramount and Warner Bros. will be producing the film.
The deal-making process was ongoing for several months, with directors bouncing around. It is not known whether Spielberg will be involved in the film in any way at this point, though his schedule has significantly freed up with the shelving of ‘Robopocalypse’ on Jan. 9 as well.
This is a breath of fresh air for many, since Nolan’s original films — such as ‘Inception’ and ‘Memento’ — are often considered much stronger than his adaptations. And with the screenplay based on the work of ‘a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist to boot’, the mind-bending of the film can be even higher than it was in ‘Inception’.
For more on this, check out the Collider article by Dave Trumbore.