Christopher Nolan in Talks to Direct ‘Interstellar’
So much for the rumors that he might direct the 24th James Bond movie.
Christopher Nolan, the hit-making director behind Memento, Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy (all the top-ranked films of their respective years on Flickchart), has set his sights on his next project. Nolan is in talks to direct a sci-fi project entitled Interstellar, from a script written by his brother and past collaborator, Jonathan Nolan. The project is currently set up at Paramount Pictures, but will be a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros., where Nolan’s production company, Syncopy, is based.
The script for Interstellar is based on theories by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. The story apparently involves parallel dimensions, time travel and characters traveling through a wormhole; in other words, it sounds like a complex, multi-layered tale that might be just right up Nolan’s alley.
Steven Spielberg was originally attached to direct Interstellar, but set about creating a different sci-fi project, Robopocalypse, instead. However, Robopocalypse has recently been indefinitely delayed, so it is unclear whether Spielberg might remain involved with Interstellar.