Christopher Nolan’s legacy likely will be tied to his Batman trilogy, but there’s a large contingent of moviegoers out here who dig the director’s non-Dark Knight movies just as much (if not more). Those folks will be thrilled to hear that Nolan officially has rolled cameras on Interstellar, a sci-fi thriller that already sounds like it’s going to be more intellectually challenging than Inception.
Nolan will direct from a script fashioned by his brother, Jonathan. The plot, according to a release, chronicles “the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”
Try to wrap you brain around that.
Matthew McConaughey has signed on for the lead role, joining Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn and the great Michael Caine (of course) in the ensemble.
Paramount says Nolan and his team will “travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35 mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring [Interstellar] to the screen.” And they’re going to have to work quick. The studio has penciled Nolan’s film into a November 7, 2014 release date So just a hop, skip around the galaxies before it’s off to the editing room for what’s sure to be intense postproduction work.
I’m in the camp that believes Nolan has done his bets work outside of the Batman franchise, with The Prestige ranking as my favorite Nolan piece. Inception was rewarding, but possibly too elaborate. Interstellar has the potential to amaze, but I’d like to know more about the brothers’ storyline to see if it’s going to be too confusing for the room.
At the very least, we know that Nolan’s next movie is underway, and that’s always cause for celebration.