Talk about a bombshell. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed through multiple sources that Christopher Nolan has his sights on a sci-fi project called Interstellar. The project involves time travel and alternate dimensions in a story that sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole. The script is based on scientific theories developed by a Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Cal Tech.
Interstellar is set up at Paramount but if Nolan steps on board in a directing and producing capacity it would be made by both Paramount and Warner Bros. where Nolan’s Syncopy banner is based. Besides the Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Nolan has made both Insomnia and Inception for Warner Bros.
Where it gets interesting is that Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct with Lynda Obst as producer. The news of Nolan’s involvement plus the news that Spielberg’s Robopocalypse has been put on indefinite hold due to budget concerns, that leaves the Oscar winning filmmaker holding a camera without a project to direct.
As far as the man handling script, well he’s someone Christopher Nolan knows all too well. His brother, Jonathan Nolan, has written the script for Interstellar. Jonathan, or Jonah or short, worked on The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight, as well as The Prestige. He also wrote the short story for which Memento is based.
All you have to know now is that the combination of Nolan + IMAX + cinematographer Wally Pfister (fingers crossed) + time-traveling story = highly anticipated!