Christopher Nolan Goes Interstellar

He's in talks for the sci-fi script

Christopher Nolan

by James White |
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Here’s a turn up for the books – albeit not 100% shocking given the writer. On the day that Steven Spielberg put Robopocalypse into limbo because of script issues, another of the sci-fi projects he was once considering, Interstellar, has a new man in charge. Christopher Nolan is now in negotiations to make it his follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises.

Written by Jonathan Nolan – AKA Chris’ brother – the complex script is based on theories from Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and involves both time travel and alternate dimensions accessible via wormhole.

Given that one and now likely two Nolans are involved, everything else is still shrouded in mystery, though it appears the script has undergone significant re-writes since Spielberg’s plans to make it around 2007.

Paramount has the rights, but any Nolan film would be a co-production with Warner Bros., where the director’s Syncopy company is set up. Right now, there’s no solid schedule for shooting as a final deal isn’t yet in place, but given how closely the Nolan siblings have worked together in the past, and the project’s compelling narrative, we’re keeping our fingers crossed it all works out. Because let’s face it: Chris Nolan making hard sci-fi? Yes, please…

Did Interstellar leave you baffled and confused? We explain Interstellar in detail here.

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