Well, it’s now official: Christopher Nolan is set to direct and produce the sci-fi project called Interstellar, which will be a co-production between Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures set for domestic release on November 7th, 2014 with an IMAX release planned.
Originally set for Steven Spielberg, the project is based on a script by Christopher’s brother Jonathan Nolan. Christopher will re-write and direct the film about ‘ a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding’ built out of the theories of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.
The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech has spent his life demonstrating space, from his perspective, as the oft-rumpled fabric of the universe that bends, stretches, and squeezes as objects move through it and can even fold in on itself when faced with the extreme entities known as black holes. He calls this view the ‘warped side of the universe.’
Yep, this is gonna be big sci-fi.
Are you surprised Nolan’s film jumps around so fast?
Well, rumors articles will spark even more speculations as the months roll on.
Check out the press release:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 8, 2013) – Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures jointly announced today that writer/director Christopher Nolan’s “INTERSTELLAR” will be co-produced and distributed by the two studios, with Paramount Pictures handling Domestic distribution and Warner Bros. Pictures distributing the film Internationally. “INTERSTELLAR” will be released beginning November 7, 2014, in theaters and IMAX®.
Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Nolan (“INCEPTION,” “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”), “INTERSTELLAR” is based on a script by Jonathan Nolan. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan of Syncopy Films and Obst of Lynda Obst Productions. Kip Thorne will executive produce. The film will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.
Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said, “As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, “Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”