‘Dark Knight Rises’ director Christopher Nolan sets ‘Interstellar’ as next project

By Daniel S Levine,

Christopher Nolan has found his first project after finishing his Dark Knight trilogy. The director is reportedly in talks to tackle Interstellar, a science fiction project being written by his brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan.

Nolan is in talks to direct and produce the project, which involves time traveling and alternate dimensions, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Sounds right up Nolan’s alley, having already looked at alternate realities in Inception. Interstellar will be based on Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne’s theories.

According to Deadline, the project originated back in 2006 with Steven Spielberg interested, but the Lincoln director backed out. Paramount bought the project from Spielberg’s DreamWorks and assigned Nolan’s brother to write. Deadline’s sources say that Nolan is interested in merging an entirely new idea with his brother’s script, turning its focus to adventurers pushing to the boundaries of scientific understanding.

Warner Bros. would also join the production, since Nolan’s Syncopy is set up at that studio. Nolan hasn’t made a movie for another studio since The Prestige, which was for Disney.

Nolan and Emma Thomas, who co-produced Inception, would produce Interstellar with Lynda Obst.

Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises was surprisingly shut out of the Oscars yesterday. However, Nolan was nominated for Best Director for Inception in 2011.



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