News regarding Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse wasn’t the only “mega director” story to hit last night, as we also learned that Christopher Nolan is in talks to direct the sci-fi film Interstellar as his next project. There’s a link between the two filmmakers, as Nolan’s brother Jonathan Nolan originally wrote the Interstellar script years ago for Spielberg to direct. Details on the film are understandably under wraps, but the story is inspired by the work of physicist Kip Thorne and involves a group of explorers traveling through a wormhole, where they encounter time travel and alternate dimensions.
Now a few more details have surfaced regarding Interstellar, chief of which is that Christopher Nolan will be writing the script himself in order to incorporate an original idea of his own. Hit the jump for more details.
Buried in a report on Deadline is the news that Chris Nolan is penning a script that merges an original idea of his with the previous script that Jonathan Nolan wrote. This isn’t exactly a shock, as the brothers have collaborated on the scripts for The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. As I understand it, they normally take separate passes on the script instead of writing side by side, so the idea of Christopher taking Jonathan’s draft and rewriting it makes sense.
The report also has a more revealing logline for the film, noting that the film “will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding.” The deal is being set up at Paramount with Chris Nolan, Emma Thomas, and Lynda Obst producing, but Nolan’s longtime studio Warner Bros. will also be in the fold as a co-production partner with Paramount. Thorne will remain onboard as a technical consultant.