New Rumors Abound as Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR Films in Iceland

     September 9, 2013


We previously posted some corny news related to rumors on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, a sci-fi picture that follows a group of space explorers journeying through a wormhole.  Today, we’ve got something that could prove to be a little more substantial as it comes from the Icelandic set of the film where Nolan has constructed some reportedly massive practical fixtures.  We’ll save those details until after the jump.

Starring Matthew McConaugheyAnne HathawayJessica Chastain,Matt DamonBill IrwinJohn LithgowCasey AffleckDavid GyasiWes BentleyMackenzie FoyTimothée ChalametTopher GraceDavid OyelowoEllen Burstyn, and Michael Caine, Interstellar opens November 7, 2014. [Possible spoilers ahead]

Iceland-Southern Iceland sceneryToday’s rumors come courtesy of Desde Hollywood (via Screen Rant).  As we previously reported, Damon is only on set for the Iceland shoot for a total of about two weeks.  There are, of course, no details as to just what his character’s role is in the film, suffice it to say that it will be brief in appearance.

As for the new info, the sources report that Nolan’s practical set includes “a large-scale set piece in the shape of a spaceship crash” and “some sort of Drones” built for the film.  In addition to those two bits of info, “a bigger aircraft will be featured. Something [the] source refers to as The Mother Ship.”

Now we can speculate until the space cows come home, but we probably won’t know anything for sure until summer of 2014.  Is Iceland, in all its various landscapes, a setting for a future Earth? An alien world? A human colony?  No idea.  Is the crashed ship that of our protagonists or someone else?  Are the drones ours, or do they perhaps belong to this Mother Ship?  Your guess is as good as mine (at least until some more set photos leak) so feel free to start putting the pieces together in your Interstellar scrap books.

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  • Dmula

    Aliens crash landed and they’re going to teach us how to harvest corn

    • 2 Real

      The fail is really strong with this project.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Intergalactic wars for corn
    … But the twist is its all a dream… Within a dream

    • Qwerty

      Interstellar:The Corn Wars

      • Murdoch

        First of all you’re grammar is atrocious. It’s a semi colon ; not a colon : when adding a subtitle to the film. Secondly NO ONE dislikes Chris Nolan and if you do so your illogical. I think if you had misunderstandings about what was presented on the screen than its most likely you’re misunderstanding and not the screen’s misunderstanding of it.

      • Murdoch

        Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like CORN. ;-) Lulz!

  • pickaname

    Let’s not get carried away with the corn thing and blow it out of proportion, guys! It’s only a rumor from a Chris Nolan movie… It might turn out to be about as true as Phillip Seymour-Hoffman playing the Penguin in the Dark Knight Rises. So, let’s just hold it back until the movie’s released.

  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    My mind could change, but I’m worn out on this guy. I didn’t dislike TDKR, but it was easily the weakest link in the trilogy. I also hated Inception. And from what I have seen of MOS, I’m just sick of this guy’s tone (in movies). I’m sick of him distancing himself from his source material as if he’s ashamed of it, and making everything all “real” and “serious”.

    • sounddesign

      MOS was a Zack Snyder movie through and through. Yes Nolan had input in the story structure, but you can’t mention his name and man of steel in the same structure as him and inception/TDKR. Those were entirely his creation; man of steel wasn’t.

    • Kevin

      To be fair, he used several different storylines from the Batman comics in his movies (Year One, The Long Halloween, Knightfall, and No Man’s Land etc.). And I think being serious works for Batman because he doesn’t have any powers and his world is not that different than the real world. That being said, I would also like to see his villains have their supernatural powers (Bane with his venom, Joker with his laughing gas….). And I loved Inception <3 My favorite of his movies.

    • George Shapiro

      Thank you. Nolan’s not very good when you get down to it. He had a great cinematographer for his Batman movies that made them very good-looking but he’s never had a handle on pace, characterization or action scenes. His pretension won him the accolades of the nerd community because they themselves are pretentious about comic books. He exceeded his grasp by trying to make Batman into an existential parable but failed to make it meaningful because of his lack of skill and/or talent.

      • Strong Enough

        you people are ridiculous lol. just so ridiculous

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  • Unique Jenique

    This is just getting weirder and weirder. I’m going to hang back until 2014…Or until we get a trailer.

  • H.Weinstein

    Prometheus: Wrath of the Corn

    • blablacomputer

      I would say “Prometheus: Corn Oblivion”

    • Joey Joe Joe

      Prometheus: Children of the Corn.

  • Faptain America

    No matter what this movie ends up being, it’ll at least be a better version of Prometheus. Same aliens, same Icelandic sets, same space voyaging, but more worm holes and fewer plot holes, hopefully.
    Plot hole should be two words, right Internet?

    • Strong Enough

      The script writing will be on par, maybe a little weaker, because screenwriting is Nolan’s most glaring weakness. Also, Ridley Scott is inarguably a better director than Christopher Nolan and one with much more experience. Scott did Alien and Blade Runner. Nolan did, lulz, Inception and Dark Knight Rises.

      • TheMonarch

        Unfortunately, Scott has also perpetrated Prometheus, Robin Hood, etc. I love Alien and Blade Runner, but it’s been three decades and it’s too easy to look to them, as cinematic apices, and ignore the mediocre work that came after.

      • Drake

        He also did Batman Begins, Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, oh and now that you mention it, Inception is pretty fantastic…jackass.

      • Faptain America

        Over an entire career, sure, Scott is better than Nolan. But Prometheus was a mess. Interstellar will be much more efficient and effective than that. Prometheus is a pretty low bar to cross. I doubt Interstellar will have a scene where scientists walk into an alien vault, take off their helmets, then start poking an alien plant thing they’ve never seen.

    • Strong Enough

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like CORN. ;-)

  • ThisGuy01

    It’s actually the sequel to Prometheus.

    • bluebalrog

      what a great turnaround that would be!

    • Kevin

      It’s actually a tacked-on prequel to Prometheus, which was a tacked-on prequel to Alien.

  • TheMonarch

    This is a preemptive strike on the Lulz king. Nolan has considered your offer(s), and the answer is a definitive, contractual, lifetime “no.”

  • Lance

    This is going to be great! Nolan is a fantastic, thoughtful director, and I love that his films have some ambition, and aren’t just mindless thrill rides… mishmashes of light and noise that ultimately don’t mean anything beyond the hype that inflates them. At the same time, Nolan’s movies are still meant to entertain, not inflate the egos of the privileged, special, culturally elitist classes… “cineastes,” who, whether they admit to it or not, think of themselves as the one percent of the movie-watching public… a one percent that’s the result of exquisite, refined taste, not wealth.

    If this is a space movie about corn, it will be the greatest space movie about corn ever made! Nolan won’t let us down.

    • Let’s be real

      Nope. His movies aren’t thoughtful. They make passes at meaning by being topical politically but then never says anything interesting about them.

      • Murdoch

        There are so many grammatical errors in your post, i’m fairly certain the lack of understanding is on your end, NOT what was presented on screen.

      • George Shapiro

        Explicate the political meaning then. What grammatical errors? Also, your sentence made little sense and had horrid syntax. Try reading a book once in your life before critiquing the grammar of others.

      • Murdoch

        Look, Mr Piss Drinking Troll (Can i call you PDT, for short?) I know you like to use multiple aliases to try goad any and all posters saying something positive about Nolan into a fight that’s backed by nothing but your own personal biases against him, (often resorting to arguing with yourself when you see that nobody is taking your bait) but allow me to be perfectly clear: Pick ONE name, and stick to it. No human being with even a cursory understanding of the english language could read your original post as “Let’s be real” and then be SO outraged by my criticism as to initiate a ridiculously verbose fight on behalf of someone they’ve never met.
        You have a short fuse, and an incredibly childish way of thinking which is what gives you away every time, no matter how many names or thesauruses you use.

      • tarek

        I am pretty sure that strong enough is secretly in love with Nolan.
        It is simply a desperate cry coming from a lonely lover.

      • Murdoch

        No thesaurus was used bro. See when you read books, articles, etc, you amass a large vocabulary that you can use to articulate yourself without the aid of dictionaries. When you watch shitty comic book movies, read comic books, and spank to Japanese tentacle porn all day long then you write incoherent gibberish intended to critique the grammar of others.

        P.S. why are you so angry? Lulz;)

      • Murdoch

        Btw, Broseph, do you by any chance know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like CORN. ;-) Lulz!

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  • Batflick

    Is Interstellar the sequel to Prometheus? lol