INTERSTELLAR Official Thread (Read Christopher Nolan's Prequel Comic Book)

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    Update: November 5, 2014

    Dragonlord's Review of INTERSTELLAR
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    Bottom Line: Plagued by stilted dialogue, lumbering pacing midway and a "magical" fix-all ending, Interstellar is still an ambitiously entertaining space drama and the best sci-fi movie M. Night Shyamalan never directed.

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    In the near future, the Earth is ravaged by dust storms and crops are dying because of the blight. Mankind is on the verge of extinction. Their only hope is for a group of space explorers to go through a wormhole that has conveniently appeared near Saturn, thus making interstellar travel possible, and find a new habitable planet. The film will no doubt be compared to the classic sci-fi works of Stanley Kurbrick and Steven Spielberg, but in a surprising twist, Interstellar turns out to be the best movie M. Night Shyamalan never directed. More on that later.

    Matthew McConaughey, who is on a hot roll lately, plays Cooper, a farmer and former NASA test pilot. He keeps the film grounded and gives a superb performance as a father trying to save the world and somehow get back to his daughter on Earth (screw the son). Similar to George Clooney's character in last year's Gravity, Cooper is the kind of person you want to have when shit goes down in space and you need somebody to bail you out. The rest of the stellar cast were also splendid but were arguably outshined by TARS (voiced by Bill Irwin), a multi-purpose robot with a sense of humor. TARS looks clunky and inelegant but looks amazing when in rescue mode.

    Last seen as the creepy-looking CGI-hybrid vampire child in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Mackienzie Foy surprisingly gives one of the best performances in the film as McConaughey's 10-year-old daughter. For a character that's supposed to be smart, it's annoying to see her throw a temper tantrum and hold a grudge for years when her father decides to leave Earth for a few years to, you know, try and save mankind.

    The special effects are top notch and it has its fair share of stunning visual imagery but I was expecting a whole lot more to be honest. The black hole looks spectacular and foreboding on the big screen. The memorable landscapes include the planet with ice clouds and bizarre-looking terrain and water-surfaced planet with mountain-high tsunamis. There's also a few thrilling moments like escaping the tidal waves and catching their spinning and out-of-control spaceship. Even a simple docking procedure will make you hold your breath.

    On par with director Christopher Nolan's past works, there's a few contrived dialogue sprinkled throughout. Take for example McConaughey and Lithgow's porch scenes whose purpose seems to be an outlet for Matthew to spout some slogan or soundbite. Then there's the scene where David Gyasi's forced visual aid explanation (mainly to the benefit of the audience) of what a wormhole is or how come it's spherical... in the middle of their mission... to a fellow astronaut who has been training for weeks to go inside the wormhole.

    The undecipherable dialogue was also an irritant during the technical discussion in space, and especially during Michael Caine's shocking revelation later on which leaves audience scratching their heads on what the hell he was babbling about.

    During the third act, Matt Damon shows up and in a forced fashion, eventually turns psycho on everyone. Sure he misled everyone about the viability of the planet he was on but the psycho mode was not totally convincing since there were a lot of more realistic alternatives the character could have taken.

    The film's scientific theories and applications are so fascinating but when they started introducing love as a quantifiable powerful force that transcends the space-time continuum, that's when the movie lost me. The deus ex machina and time paradox ending involving evolved human beings responsible for giving Jessica Chastain the formula to break the laws of classical physics and save everybody was unsatisfactory. Chastain shouting "Eureka!" was cringeworthy as well. And yeah, I correctly guessed McConaughey was the "ghost" early on.

    Despite its flaws, Interstellar is an ambitious and entertaining space drama whose reach doesn't quite fully exceed its grasp. It's just not the sci-fi masterpiece we were all hoping for.

    Preliminary Rating: 7.5/10
     
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    Update: October 27, 2014

    Critics Reviews for INTERSTELLAR


    Rotten Tomatoes: 69% Approval Rating (18 out of 26 critics like it)

    Consensus: Interstellar represents more of the thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually resplendent filmmaking moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if its intellectual reach somewhat exceeds its grasp.


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    The Hollywood Reporter - Good
    Interstellar so bulges with ideas, ambitions, theories, melodrama, technical wizardry, wondrous imagery and core emotions that it was almost inevitable that some of it would stick while other stuff would fall to the floor. Feeling very much like Christopher Nolan's personal response to his favorite film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, this grandly conceived and executed epic tries to give equal weight to intimate human emotions and speculation about the cosmos, with mixed results, but is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that.


    IGN Movies - 8/10
    Interstellar is an imperfect film, but like its central characters, aims about as high as one can. The ambition, execution, and craftsmanship are all to be admired. As the filmmaker intended, this is an experience that one can only truly have in the theatre itself and it is one worth having. Though, as mentioned, Interstellar also has the potential to become a highly divisive film. Ultimately, the viewers takeaway will likely come down to their emotional response.


    Forbes - 5/10
    Enough of Interstellar is thoughtful, engaging, and visually dynamic that it feels almost petty to acknowledge that the picture doesn’t quite hold together as a movie. The picture rushes into space only to slow to a relative crawl once it gets there. It is a well-acted film of ambition and intelligence, albeit one that falls short in overall visceral and overall emotional impact. It is a film about interstellar travel that is ironically at its strongest when it remains Earthbound. Good is not the enemy of perfect, but Interstellar is not good enough.


    USA Today - 3/4
    While it reaches for the stars, director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a flawed masterpiece. The story is ever-ambitious, sometimes riveting and thought-provoking, but also plodding and hokey and not as visionary as its cutting-edge special effects. And at nearly three hours, the film would have benefited from more judicious editing. Once space and time are transcended, the film flounders. Dull dialogue and tedious patches inside the space vessel provides a stumbling block. Though its heart and mind are in the right place, for a space epic aiming for profound resonance, Interstellar falls short.


    The Playlist - D
    While the great complaint about Nolan is that he’s too cold, too clinical, too unemotional, he’s over-corrected here to such a degree than instead of drifting a little from one side to the next, he plows, swiftly, and disastrously, into a ditch of his own making—or, rather, of his and co-writer Jonathan Nolan’s making. Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" spends hundreds of millions to take the audience on a journey to the farthest parts of the cosmos ... so they can be told sentiments as close, and as cheap, as any of the offerings at your local Hallmark card retailer.
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    Update: October 1, 2014

    3rd INTERSTELLAR Trailer Says Goodbye to Our Solar System


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    Paramount has released a riveting new trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Even though this trailer answers more questions and reveals more story information than ever, it winds up sparking so much more curiosity and intrigue in the process. Matthew McConaughey recently described the film as "the grandest adventure I think any of us will ever see on film."

    Select IMAX theaters will be offering the IMAX Experience featuring 15 perf/70mm film projection which combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard projection formats, with powerful, laser-aligned digital sound and customized theater geometry to create the world’s most immersive movie experience.

    The film also stars also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timoth
     
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    Update: September 24, 2014

    Running Time for INTERSTELLAR is 2 Hours and 49 Minutes


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    Well, no one every accused director Christopher Nolan of making short movies. According to the Event Cinemas website, the official running time for Nolan's Interstellar is 169 minutes. In comparison, The Dark Knight Rises had a 165 minute running time and Inception had a 148 minute running time. Going back through all the movies that Nolan has directed, Interstellar will actually be his longest movie yet. Of course, if the film is as good as early feedback suggests it is, fans will probably leave wanting more.

    The film revolves around 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.

    The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timoth
     
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    Update: August 28, 2013

    Matt Damon Joins Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi INTERSTELLAR


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    The Playlist reports that Matt Damon has joined the ridiculous cast of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar. The story centers on 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. The actor joins a cast that now includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine. Interstellar opens on November 7, 2014.

    Additionally, The Playlist also notes that Damon is in talks Damon to make his directorial debut and to star in the international conspiracy thriller A Foreigner. Oscar winner Terrio, who wrote Affleck's Argo, is adapting the screenplay from The New Yorker article "A Murder Foretold" written by David Grann. The article chronicles the true story of a man gunned down in Guatemala who leaves behind a videotape after his death implicating the country's president and first lady.


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    Update: August 14, 2013

    Legendary Scores INTERSTELLAR in Warner Bros. Divorce


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    Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.' eight-year union was considered one of the more successful co-financing partnerships in Hollywood history. So it should come as no surprise that the two companies are working out some shared custody with their cinematic offspring.

    Sources tell THR that before its June split with Warners, Legendary negotiated to retain a hefty stake in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi tentpole Interstellar. The arrangement still is being finalized, but sources say Legendary will finance 25 percent or more of the big-budget project, which began shooting Aug. 6 in Alberta, Canada. The move adds a third backer, along with Paramount, which will release the film domestically Nov. 7, 2014 (Warners is spearheading international).

    When the Warner Bros. divorce proceedings began, Legendary came to the bargaining table with an option to board the follow-up to Man of Steel, which it helped finance. Sources say Warners CEO Kevin Tsujihara wanted to keep the studio's DC Comics properties to itself and instead offered Legendary a stake in Interstellar. Considering Nolan's last three films as a director (The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises) have grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide combined, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull jumped at the opportunity.


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    Update: August 13, 2013

    Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Officially Begins Production


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    Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on "INTERSTELLAR is officially underway in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX and 35mm theaters on November 7, 2014. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The new script 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.

    "INTERSTELLAR" features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award
     
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    Update: July 23, 2013

    Topher Grace Joins Chris Nolan's Sci-fi Film INTERSTELLAR


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    While Christopher Nolan has never had a problem rounding up top rate actors to appear in his films, he's also always been up for throwing a curveball every now and again. Think Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight or Tom Berenger In Inception. And it looks the filmmaker has another trick up his sleeve and may be a closet fan of That '70s Show. Deadline reports that Topher Grace has boarded the cast Interstellar.

    Yes, Eric Forman will now rub shoulders with Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, "Twilight" actress Mackenzie Foy, and Homeland actor Timothee Chalamet. Of course, don't ask what his role will be because as per usual Nolan is keeping all details locked in a vault deep in the Earth's core. But what we do know is that the movie will involve time travel and wormholes. Filming begins this fall and set to open on November 7, 2014.


    Topher Grace is the Latest Actor to Join Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi Film INTERSTELLAR
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    Update: July 16, 2013

    John Lithgow Joins Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR


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    Christopher Nolan has added yet another top-notch, award-winning star to the cast of his upcoming sci-fi thriller Interstellar. New reports have revealed that John Lithgow, most recently seen in Judd Apatow's family dramedy This is 40, has signed on for a role in the new Nolan movie. Interstellar follows a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole to another dimension. Jonathan Nolan wrote the original screenplay, which Christopher rewrote and merged with pre-existing idea he had when he came aboard to direct. The film is partially inspired by the works of Caltech physicist Kip Thorne, who The Wrap says is both an executive producer and a technical consultant.

    There are no character details about the role that Lithgow will be playing, but he joins a cast that is stacked with talent. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn and Nolan regular Michael Caine are all set to star in the film, with Homeland's Timothee Chalamet and Twilight's Mackenzie Foy recently coming on-board as well. The movie is currently in pre-production and will be released on November 7, 2014.


    John Lithgow Joins the Cast of Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi Film INTERSTELLAR
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    Update: July 15, 2013

    Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet Join Cast


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    A trio of actors have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated sci-fi movie Interstellar. Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy and Timothy Chalamet are set to join the, um, stellar cast which already includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Casey Affleck. The script, by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan, follows a heroic group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and into another dimension. Details of Burstyn, Foy and Chalamet's roles are being kept as secretive as the twist in Nolan's Memento.

    Foy played the daughter of Bella and Edward in the final Twilight movies and she also stars in The Conjuring, the New Line horror movie that opens Friday. She's set to voice a role in an animated adaptation of The Little Prince with Jeff Bridges and Marion Cottilard. Chalamet is an up-and-coming actor best known for playing the Vice President's son, Finn Walden, on Showtime's Emmy-winning series Homeland. Burstyn recently wrapped Ivan Reitman's Draft Day. She won an Oscar for Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and was nominated five other times, most recently for Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream.


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    Update: June 21, 2013

    Casey Affleck Joins Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi INTERSTELLAR


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    Another name added to the ensemble cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi movie Interstellar, currently gearing up to start shooting this fall. Hidden deep down in an interview with ELLE magazine (via Nolan Fans), actor Casey Affleck reveals: "I'm going to work on a Chris Nolan movie in the fall." So far, Nolan's cast for his ninth movie Interstellar includes: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The script was originally written by Jonathan Nolan for Steven Spielberg, but is being revised by Chris and will "depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding."

    For anyone unfamiliar with Casey Affleck, the talented 37-year-old Oscar-nominated actor is the younger brother of Ben Affleck. He's appeared in quite a few prominent films over the last 5 to 10 years, but his more notable performances include (his brother's film) Gone Baby Gone, plus The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, The Killer Inside Me and this year's indie breakout Ain't Them Bodies Saints (watch the trailer).


    Casey Affleck Joins the Ensemble Crew of Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi INTERSTELLAR
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    Update: June 6, 2013

    Bill Irwin Joins Christopher Nolan's Sci-fi Film INTERSTELLAR


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    Veteran character actor Bill Irwin is set to reteam with his Rachel Getting Married co-star Anne Hathaway on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, TheWrap has learned. A co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros., Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Nolan favorite Michael Caine.

    Story follows a heroic group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and into another dimension. Like the other actors, details of Irwin's role are being kept under wraps, as Nolan is famously secretive. Jonah Nolan wrote the original script, which has since been merged with one of Nolan's original sci-fi ideas.

    Irwin recently starred on TNT's Monday Mornings and was last seen on the big screen in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut Higher Ground. His recent notable television role has been the "Dick & Jane" serial killer Nate Haskell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


    Christopher Nolan Recruits 'Rachel Getting Married' Star Bill Irwin for 'Interstellar'
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    Update: June 5, 2013

    Warner Bros. Gives Up Movie/TV Rights for INTERSTELLAR


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    When Paramount and Warner Bros. teamed up on Christopher Nolan’s latest movie project, Interstellar, in January, some wondered how Warners made its way on board a project set up at a rival studio. THR has learned that Warners, which released Nolan’s megagrossing Batman movies and maintains an overall deal with his Syncopy label, wanted in on Interstellar so badly it gave Paramount its rights to co-finance the next Friday the 13th horror film as well as its portion of a future South Park movie. Also part of the deal was an agreement to let Paramount co-finance a to-be-determined A-list Warners property.

    Efforts to launch a sequel to the rebooted Friday as well as a second South Park movie were complicated due to both studios having a share in them. So Warners decided to sacrifice Jason and Cartman for a deal on Nolan's Interstellar, thus maintaining its relationship with the filmmaker and snagging a piece of what could be another Inception.

    In the process, risk-averse Paramount got a partner on a pricey sci-fi tentpole in addition to the ability to make another movie based on one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and an animation juggernaut. However, there is a catch: Sources say Paramount only enjoys the rights for both titles for the next five years and has that amount of time to make follow-up movies.


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    Update: June 1, 2013

    Hans Zimmer is Scoring Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR


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    It's pretty much known that Hans Zimmer is one of the best composers in Hollywood. If you look over his incredible thirty-year resume on IMDb, you’ll see a wide variety of amazing work across every genre. However, while he’s done fantastic work over his entire career, many people have become fans because of his collaboration with Christopher Nolan on films like Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. With Nolan hard at work on his next film, Interstellar, many have wondered if Zimmer would be involved in the project.

    During a video interview with Zimmer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, he revealed he is indeed going to score the film and he’s already started writing some of the music. Zimmer and Nolan having done some amazing work together over the past decade, and their collaboration next year on Interstellar promises another winner. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, and opens November 17, 2014.


    Hans Zimmer to Score Chris Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR; Already Started Writing the Music
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    Update: May 3, 2013

    Michael Caine Reunites with Chris Nolan for INTERSTELLAR


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    In a surprising turn of events, Michael Caine has joined a Christopher Nolan film. After collaborating with the director on all three films of The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as the mind-bending Inception and the mystical The Prestige, Caine has joined Nolan’s sci-fi pic Interstellar. This would be the sixth film on which the two have worked together, more than any of Nolan’s other frequent collaborators. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Christian Bale or Cillian Murphy pop up to stay in the hunt.

    Deadline reports that Caine will be the latest addition to Interstellar, a sci-fi story conceived by Jonathan Nolan and rewritten by Christopher Nolan. Based on the scientific theory of Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne, Interstellar features “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Caine joins Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and a very-recently courted Jessica Chastain in the picture. Interstellar is due out November 7, 2014 in IMAX.


    Michael Caine Reteams with Christopher Nolan for the Sixth Time in INTERSTELLAR
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    Update: May 2, 2013

    Jessica Chastain to Join Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR


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    Reports have Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar. This would make Chastain the third lead after Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) took roles just last month. The details of the sci-fi picture are, of course, being kept under wraps, but the story is based on Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne’s scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel.

    Deadline reports that Chastain would play the third lead in Interstellar if a deal is made. Character details are zilch at the moment but the pic will feature “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Nolan recently re-wrote the script from brother Jonathan Nolan and the picture will be co-produced and distributed by both Paramount and Warner Bros. Filming on Interstellar is set to begin this summer.


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    Update: April 23, 2013

    Chris Nolan Enlists Hoyte Van Hoytema to Shoot INTERSTELLAR


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    Director Christopher Nolan is encountering a couple of firsts with his next film Interstellar. Not only does it mark the filmmaker’s first venture into space-set sci-fi, but this will also be Nolan’s first film without cinematographer Wally Pfister since his debut feature Following. His close collaborator is busy with his own directorial debut, Transcendence, and will no longer be working a director of photography. Word is that the filmmaker has tapped Hoyte Van Hoytema to act as the cinematographer on Interstellar.

    The cinematographer’s previous credits include Let the Right One In, The Fighter, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and he most recently shot Spike Jonze’s upcoming film Her. Van Hoytema’s muted aesthetic would appear to fit right in with Nolan’s sensibilities, and it’ll be interesting to see how he handles working with IMAX since the director plans to shoot “a significant portion” of Interstellar with the large-format cameras.


    Christopher Nolan Enlists Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema to Shoot INTERSTELLAR
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    Update: April 15, 2013

    Chris Nolan Will Shoot INTERSTELLAR with IMAX Cameras


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    Christopher Nolan shot 28 minutes of The Dark Knight with IMAX cameras. He followed with 72 minutes of IMAX footage for The Dark Knight Rises. IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures tonight announced an agreement to release five of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming films in the immersive IMAX format under an extension of the companies’ long-running partnership. At CinemaCon tonight, Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, revealed Nolan will shoot a significant portion of Interstellar with IMAX cameras.

    Nolan wants to test the limits of the technology and film as much of this “heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” as possible in his ideal format. We will see if he can push it to 100 minutes or more this time around and—fingers crossed—shoot an entire feature film in IMAX in the near future. Starring Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.


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    Update: April 9, 2013

    Anne Hathaway Joins Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR


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    Anne Hathaway will reteam with Christopher Nolan to star in the director’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar, according to Deadline. Since Nolan is all about the secrecy, all that is known regarding the plot is that it’s about “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Matthew McConaughey has already signed on, but doesn’t have any details on either role. Hathaway is the latest actor who has clearly developed a strong working relationship with Nolan. She joins Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Michael Caine for the group of actors who have worked with the direction on more than one film. Caine has been in every Nolan film since Batman Begins.

    Hathaway has a slate of indies coming up as she comes off her recent Oscar win for Les Miserables. She’s currently set to star in a modern retelling of Taming of the Shrew, the romance Song One, and Lynne Shelton‘s dark comedy, Laggies. She was attached to star in Steven Spielberg‘s Robopocalypse, but Spielberg took the project back to the drawing board, so Interstellar provides the nice blockbuster picture in the actress’ schedule.


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    Update: April 3, 2013

    Matthew McConaughey Confirmed to Star in INTERSTELLAR


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    Last week, it was reported that Matthew McConaughey was circling Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar. Nothing is known about the film other than it’s “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Today, the Star Tribune (via CHUD) reports that McConaughey told them, “I’m confirming.” He wouldn’t say anything beyond that.

    McConaughey has entered a new phase in his career where he’s taking challenging and interesting roles. The actor is currently filming the HBO anthology drama series True Detective with Woody Harrelson, and recently wrapped shooting on the AIDS drama, The Dallas Buyers Club. He’ll next be seen in theaters turning in another great performance in Jeff Nichols' Mud. Interstellar opens on November 7, 2014. Filming is set to begin this summer.


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    Update: March 8, 2013

    Paramount Sets INTERSTELLAR for November 7, 2014 Release


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    The much anticipated sci-fi film will be released in theaters and IMAX beginning November 7, 2014. Paramount will distribute domestically while Warner Bros Pictures will release internationally. This rare move by two major studios demonstrates how hot a project Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is in the movie marketplace. Today’s announcement was surprising as Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Pictures don’t do business together on major films.

    But Interstellar will be co-produced and distributed by the two studios, with Paramount Pictures handling domestic distribution and Warner Bros Pictures distributing the film internationally. Just as interesting, this is a Nolan film that Warner Bros’ financial partner Legendary Pictures will not be associated with after helping bankroll his Batman trilogy as well as his Inception.

    Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Nolan, pic is based on a script by Jonathan Nolan. The film will be produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas of Syncopy Films and Lynda Obst of Lynda Obst Productions. Kip Thorne will executive produce. The film will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.


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    Update: January 10, 2013

    Chris Nolan Rewrites INTERSTELLAR to Include His Own Ideas


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    News broke out last night that The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has focused his attention on Interstellar, which could only have happened after Spielberg decided it wasn’t a good fit for him. Spielberg set up the project in 2006 after becoming intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Paramount (after it bought DreamWorks) signed on a year later and set Jonah Nolan to write it. The Nolan siblings obviously work well together (Jonah hatched the short story that became Chris’ first hit Memento, and they collaborated on two Batfilms and The Prestige.

    Insiders tell Deadline that Chris Nolan is writing a script that merges an original idea of his with the script that Jonah wrote. It will retain the title Interstellar, and the ambition for the project is a film that will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding. If it all pans out, he’ll direct. Nolan’s unofficial home studio, Warner Bros, has been kissed into the deal as a co-production partner with Paramount, and Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing with Lynda Obst. Jordan Goldberg is joining as exec producer alongside Thorne, who’ll remain on as technical consultant.


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    Update: January 9, 2013

    Christopher Nolan in Talks to Direct Sci-Fi INTERSTELLAR


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    With his Batman trilogy now complete, Christopher Nolan has found his next project. According to multiple sources, Nolan has set his sights on a sci-fi project titled Interstellar, which he is in talks to direct and produce. 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 Caltech. Sources say that dealmaking has been underway for months and is described as very complex.

    Interstellar is set up at Paramount but would be made by both Paramount and Warner Bros., where Nolan and his Syncopy banner are based and for which he has made the three Batman movies as well as Insomnia and Inception. (The Prestige was made for Disney.)

    Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct Interstellar and produce with Lynda Obst. It is unclear if Spielberg will remain involved, especially considering the director's planned next movie, Robopocalypse, was delayed indefinitely on Wednesday.

    The script for Interstellar was written by Jonathan Nolan, Chris' brother, who worked on The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight, as well as Prestige. Jonathan Nolan also has a "story by" credit for Memento, Chris Nolan’s breakout movie. Interstellar has all the elements that seem to attract Nolan. Apart from his brother’s involvement, there is the complex and multi-layered nature of the story.


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    I hope he doesn't write it and doesn't let his brother write it. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I've always thought Nolan and his brother made a really poor writing team. Great director, love his style, but I don't like their writing at all.

    Edit - just noticed that his bro wrote it. Shitty.
     
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    Starring Andy Samberg. That can be his face when they go through the wormhole.
     
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    He shit his pants with TDKR, hopefully that was just a bump in the road because otherwise he's been great.
     
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    Meh. At this point, Nolan is pretty much a writer/director even when he's not teamed up with his brother. That's his thing. Insomnia was the only film that he didn't have a writing credit for and that was his worst film.

    The only thing I find lacking with his writing is his dialogue, which can be weak at times. His storytelling ability and plotting has been excellent for the most part, especially with Inception and The Dark Knight.
     
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    I was looking forward to this movie forever

    Hoping Spielberg would finally do it

    But Nolan doing sci fi could be interesting
     
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    I wonder who his lead will go to.
     
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    Gotta get in on a new Nolan film thread.
     
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    Best guess would probably be Dicaprio. They liked working with each other on Inception and I would imagine they are looking for another chance to do so.
     
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    Was about to say Leo as well.
     
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    Nolan likes working with the same actors, so Leo is definitely a possibility. JGL is too, I would believe.
     

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