Following up on the recent news that Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse is being put on hold indefinitely, we’re suddenly seeing some movement on another one of the other many projects that have been sitting on Spielberg’s plate over the past few years. Back in 2006, Spielberg revealed that he was pursuing a sci-fi movie involving wormhole theory called Interstellar. A draft of the script was written by Jonathan Nolan, but we hadn’t heard anything about it for a couple of years. Now the project appears to be moving forward again, but here’s the surprising thing: it won’t be directed by Steven Spielberg but rather Jonathan Nolan’s brother Chris! That’s right, Christopher Nolan is strongly considering this as his follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises… how can you not be excited?
According to THR, Christopher Nolan is in talks to direct and producer Interstellar, which would be set up as a co-production between Paramount and Warner Brothers. The story “involves time travel and alternate dimensions” and is based on real scientific theories by Caltech physicist Kip Thorne. Thorne is on board as a technical consultant and it’s possible that Spielberg might also be involved as a producer, although that has yet to be confirmed.
Deadline reports that Christopher Nolan is also rewriting the script to incorporate some of his own ideas, and that the story “will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding.” Considering that the Nolan brothers have collaborated on such films as The Prestige, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, I think this project is in very good hands. (Jonathan did not have a credit on Inception, however.) What do you think, does Christopher Nolan’s involvement make you more excited for Interstellar?