In taking over Interstellar from Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan will now explore outer space after reinventing The Dark Knight and playing mind games with Inception. He’s started shooting for Paramount domestically and Warner Bros. internationally (mixing 35mm anamorphic with IMAX film photography), headed for a Nov. 7, 2014 release.
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The adventure is based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by brother Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount and producer Lynda Obst.
Will it be Nolan’s mind-mending equivalent of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Spielberg intended a physicist’s take; Jonathan reportedly added “a time element.” And Nolan has described it as: ”A heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.”
Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine.
Nolan’s producing partner Emma Thomas joins Obst and renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne is consulting on the film as well as serving as exec producer, along with Jake Myers and Jordan Goldberg.
The BTL crew includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), production designer Nathan Crowley (The Dark Knight trilogy), costume designer Mary Zophres, editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight trilogy), composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight trilogy), and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception).