Fanboys will be held at bay for some more time on whether Christopher Nolan will have any part in the Justice League movie. At this stage, the ace filmmaker has come out with a statement on what he will be making next, as a followup to his Dark Knight trilogy: Interstellar, a sci-fi project, based on an original script written by his brother and long-time collaborator Jonathan Nolan.
The film will have Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures are co-distributing the film, which is said to be about “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” As for the story of the movie, it is learnt that it was influenced by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne’s theories on wormholes. This is the only bit of information that has been made available at this stage. But, based on previous experience, we can be assured that the next information we will get from the Nolan will take some time as the director is very clear on keeping information tight-lipped till the release date.
According to an official statement from WB and Paramount, Interstellar will have its theatrical run on November 7th, 2014. As of now, the movie will face major competition competition with an untitled Disney 3D animated feature and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arriving two weeks later. The press release also confirms that the movie will be screened in IMAX theatres. This just gives the impression that a good number of chances are that a major portion of Interstellar will be shot in the native IMAX format (as previously his second and third Batman movies).
Casting announcements for Interstellar will be made over the next few months with principal photography set for anytime this summer. As of now, only Michael Caine seems a confirmed casting (is that even a doubt?) with an untested lead for the Nolan picture.
Interstellar will be the second movie without assistance from long-time collaborator and Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (the first being ‘Following’) with Pfister set to make his own directing debut with “Transcendence”, which Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas are producing through Syncopy Films.
A couple of months back, it was learnt that Chris Nolan was reworking on his brother’s script draft, in order to incorporate his own idea(s). The filmmaker is known to include a number of interesting and recurring motifs (character types, themes, etc.) in his past works. This just shows he is going all out with the Interstellar screenplay too to leave his artistic thumbprint. At this point, it is just too baseless to question his abilities in this department as he has done more than can be spoken of. Look for Interstellar in theaters on November 7th, 2014.