Interstellar: Christopher Nolan's next movie?

News Ryan Lambie 10 Jan 2013 - 06:43
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Christopher Nolan is reportedly in talks to direct the sci-fi movie Interstellar...

Now that Christopher Nolan has finished his Dark Knight trilogy, speculation has been rife about what the director might approach next. Unlike the garrulous Guillermo del Toro, Nolan's a famously secretive filmmaker, and he rarely talks openly about future projects.

Yet according to the Hollywood Reporter's sources, the identity of Nolan's next film may have been uncovered. It's called Interstellar, a science fiction film about "time travel and alternate dimensions" and explorers travelling through wormholes. The script is by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher's brother and frequent collaborator, and is described as a complex story based on the scientific theories of astrophysicist Kip Thorne.

While this is little more than a rumour for now, it certainly has a ring of truth about it; Nolan tackles all his movies with an eye on some sort of realism, and the premise sounds like something that might interest him. This may be wishful thinking on our part, though, since the idea of Nolan directing such a project sounds almost too good to be true.

One thing we do know is that Interstellar is a real script - it's been floating around Hollywood for at least three or four years, with Steven Spielberg attached to direct before he opted for  (the now delayed) Robopocalypse instead. If it goes ahead, the movie will be a co-production between Paramount and Warner.

Could Nolan be about to direct his own 2001: A Space Odyssey? We'll keep you posted. 

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