Christopher Nolan in Talks to Direct INTERSTELLAR

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While you might know him from his directorial efforts in a little thing called The Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Nolan is set to tee up a new sci-fi picture which his brother Jonathan Nolan has written.  Titled Interstellar, Christopher Nolan will reportedly direct and produce the picture.  The basics of the plot involved a group of explorers traveling through a wormhole and deals with time travel and alternate dimensions.  The script is said to be inspired by the work of Kip Thorne, a physicist at Caltech.  Steven Spielberg was previously in the mix to direct the picture, but it looks like the Nolan brothers will reunite once again.  Hit the jump for more.

christopher-nolan-the-dark-knight-risesNews on Nolan being in negotiations to helm Interstellar comes via Heat Vision, after what is described as being a very complex deal-making process that has been underway for a number of months.  It’s unclear at this point whether Spielberg will have any involvement with the picture, though his schedule is considerably more open now that Robopocalypse has been shelved.  The deal is being set up at Paramount, though both Paramount and Warner Bros. will make the picture; Lynda Obst is attached to produce.

This should come as great news to Nolan fans, especially those who considered his original works to be the most rewarding of his career.  The layered storyline of Memento and the mind-bending concept of Inception could be but practice to what the Nolan’s have in store for Interstellar.  Considering the script is based off of the scientific theses of Thorne, who is a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist to boot, there’s no telling what level of brain-twisting we’re in for now that the Nolans get to play with wormholes and alternate dimensions.  I couldn’t be happier!

Check out a couple videos featuring Thorne below:




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  • Nolan’s a rancid money whore

    So now that Nolan’s the new George Lucas and he’s made his Return of the Jedi (Rises). I guess this will be his Howard the Duck? Can’t wait for another sloppily written suckfest where this limey prick can showcase his utter disrespect for the paying audience. Wow boy it’s going to be awesome.

    • John

      “disrespect for the paying audience”

      Lol. You sink.

    • Nolan’s a rancid money whore

      “sink”? Yep typical illiterate Nolanite feebly trying to type out words.

      • JayF

        Says the guy who has doesn’t know how to use commas. Check your grammar before you troll on someone’s typo.

    • Alexi D

      “utter disrespect for the paying audience” This is the director who gave the world ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Memento’. You have got to be kidding me.

    • Mike

      Totally agree with the Lucas comparison. Although i’m not the bigget Nolan fan, I do respect his work and would argue Nolan’s filmography outside of his trilogy is stronger than Lucas’s. However just like Lucas undeservingly took the attention away from guys like Scorsese, Coppola, De Palma etc. I think Nolan does the same with his contemporaries like PTA, Tarantino and Fincher. And thats not ok…

      • K.L.

        Who’s fault would that be?

  • sense 11

    Sounds like a great project

    now cue all the pu$$y Nolan haters, too many seem to live on this site just waiting for a chance to hate. Sad if you ask me

    • well

      Nobody asked you. Why can’t Nolanites just admit their child-molesters who don’t understand cinema? It’s not so hard. Then we can all move on with our lives.

      • Grimcicle

        “They’re.”

      • ed

        i love film and televison so much that when i go on sites like collider and see people fight and throw insults at eachother just for having different oppinions it sickens me. why do people have to argue with everyone about every little thing? if you dont like a certain director, thats ok, but is it necessary to bash the director and his fans? i just dont understand why people have to be so negative. film is an artform, we can discuss the good and the bad but does that have to lead to an argument every time?

    • dogg

      In space no one can hear your badly overdubbed Sean Connery impression.
      Actually, I welcome “brainy” Nolan FOR A CHANGE. He did direct Memento back when he cared about plot.

  • Strong Enough

    FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP!

    *explodes on the screen*

    • So

      Did you fap to the news of another subpar Nolan suckfest or to the kiddy porn all Nolanites watch?

  • CaptainTrololol

    Nolan, please don’t do this…
    Your strength this far has come out of creating (admittedly, for the most part, great) mind-bending plots and details out of CONCEIVABLE situations: Insomnia (normal murder case + insomnia, Al Pacino going crazy), Memento (guy trying to retrace his steps + amnesia and tattoos as a memory device), etc. This one may just go a bit over the top.

    • Andrew from Troy

      He also did a movie called Inception where you ENTER PEOPLE’S DREAMS. Maybe you’ve heard of it?

      • Steve

        Not just dreams but dreams within dreams. Action taking place in simultaneous dream levels where time is moving at different rates. This project sounds perfect for the minds who came up with that kind of storytelling.

  • Lance

    I think this could be a potentially great movie. Yes, mind-bending is Nolan’s thing by now. But a great mind-bending sci-fi never goes out of style.

    Maybe this could be his 2001.

    • Nolan’s a rancid money whore

      Don’t you ever mention 2001 and Nolan in the same sentence. Nolan doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a film on par with Kubrick’s worst film. Not even close. Don’t embarrass yourself.

      • Jd Darnes

        Opinions about Nolan or Kubrick aside you are the one embarrassing yourself, my friend. And I’d be willing to guess you’ll have an equally embarrassing response to this comment though. Make it tough and intelligent sounding.

      • will

        So… in your mind… Lolita beats Memento and Inception? And The Dark Knight? Get over your blind hipster hatred.

      • JW.

        1. 2001 is not Kubrick’s worst film. It’s just opinion.
        2. You don’t like Nolan, others do. It’s just opinion.
        and 3. IT’S JUST F***ING OPINION! OTHER OPINIONS OTHER THAN YOUR DO EXIST! hell there’s some people out there who think That’s My Boy & Jack & Jill are good movies. Not me, but just saying. What I hate are people who’ll just insult a director or writer without having a good argument to explain themselves. For example, I don’t feel Nolan is a rancid money whore or doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a good film because he’s proven he can make intelligent and entertaining low budgets films like Momento. A film that took risk and was a new clever way to make a crime thriller. If you only know him for the Dark Knight films and just don’t like them, fine, it’s a guy dressed up as a bat and Nolan tried to make it as seriously as a premiss like that could. So if he want to tackle a possibly complicated concept like that, that Kubrick would have been all over, then I would applause the guy for taking on this feat and I hope it turns out well. But then again… it’s just opinion.

      • JW.

        Okay, where do I start
        1. 2001 is not Kubrick’s worst film. It’s just opinion.
        2. You don’t like Nolan, others do. It’s just opinion.
        and 3. IT’S JUST F***ING OPINION! OTHER OPINIONS OTHER THAN YOUR DO EXIST! hell there’s some people out there who think That’s My Boy & Jack & Jill are good movies. Not me, but just saying. What I hate are people who’ll just insult a director or writer without having a good argument to explain themselves. For example, I don’t feel Nolan is a rancid money whore or doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a good film because he’s proven he can make intelligent and entertaining low budgets films like Momento. A film that took risk and was a new clever way to make a crime thriller. If you only know him for the Dark Knight films and just don’t like them, fine, it’s a guy dressed up as a bat and Nolan tried to make it as seriously as a premiss like that could. So if he want to tackle a possibly complicated concept like that, that Kubrick would have been all over, then I would applause the guy for taking on this feat and I hope it turns out well. But then again… it’s just opinion.

      • Hornacek

        “Nolan doesn’t have the mental capacity to make a film on par with Kubrick’s worst film”

        He’s already done it. Many times.

      • Nolan is a pederast

        Lolita is a better film than all of Nolan’s. Nakabov himself wrote the script. But you philistines wouldn’t know who that is so next. Also, I never said 2001 was Kubrick’s worst. Reading is fundamental. I said Kubrick’s worst movie is leagues better than Nolan’s best, which is fact.

  • S. Spielberg

    Nolan and Jackson are the two greatest directors of the decade, along with Fincher.

    He will rock this film. I cannot wait.

    • Peter

      Holy crap this seems unreal! Someone go spin a top or something and check we are not in a dream….

  • Chris

    Wow the Nolan haters are way worse than the Nolan-lovers. I find Nolan’s films entertaining and beautifully shot. TDKR was a bit if a let down and Inception feels cold due to the lack of interesting characters, but I still think he’s a great filmmaker and we haven’t seen his best yet. TDK though is a masterpiece in my eyes.

  • Caleb Crawford

    Nolan’s non-Batman movies have all been great movie going experiences at least, and many have been quite excellent (Memento and Inception). I hope this film gets made. Nolan’s strength is always in the idea behind the movie. This could be very interesting.

    • mattinacan

      i love Prestige and Insomnia

  • Edwin

    All I gotta say…In Nolan I Trust

  • will

    Nolan looks like he’s going to continue his somewhat reckless trend of “go big or go home”. The Dark Knight was bigger than his previous films, Inception’s multilayered dreamscapes were bigger than TDK, and TDKR’s massive climax was bigger than Inception. Now he’s going through time and alternate dimensions. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. Obviously pumped for this.

  • Evan

    Inception in space.
    I am excited but also scared.

  • Brady

    Stop following the trend people! Just because someone/something is popular and much liked doesn’t mean it has to be hated! Nobody in their right mind can bash Nolan on his skills as a director, he is one of, if not the best director working in the business right now. SO SHUT YOUR NO GOOD FUCKING FAGGOT MOUTHS!

    • Nokan is gay

      And so are you.

      • I think you mean Nolan

        So you must be gay too? Gay troll?

    • Steve

      Anyone who uses “gay” or “faggot” to put anyone else down, implying that the worst thing in the world is dig people of your own sex reflects the kind of immature, basement dwelling characteristics that sexless nerds are often accused of. Good job keeping the image alive, kids.

      • Brady

        Hey man! All I’m trying to do is seperate the term “faggot” from it’s harmful pre-tenses. Join me on this journey, or continue putting down an entire community with a mere word.

    • sean

      how is hating Nolan, following the trend? If anything liking Nolan is the real mistake here. Nolan is overrated, and I’m not saying that he is a bad director, it’s just that he should not be praised so much about. His movies are adequate and some even above.
      So don’t get started with me about Trends and Bandwaggoning

  • Rise

    Nolan’s best work was “Following”. Everything after that has been gradually worse and worse. Memento had its moments, and The Prestige had some nice spots too, but the man is now just a hack. Can we expect this to be an hour too long and have as many plot contrivances as his last few works? Retire already for the love of God.

    • Brady

      Fucking take a hike

    • Joker

      And i thought my jokes were bad.

      • Bane

        You have my permission to die.

  • J

    Every single movie he had made is a GREAT movie, apart from Insomnia, which is just a very good movie. Easily the greatest director of his generation.

    IN NOLAN WE TRUST.

    • mattinacan

      Insomnia is one of his best

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  • tom

    i am beyond jacked for this. granted i’m a Nolanphile (which, on this site, is like admitting you thought Hitler had some good ideas), but i still believe he’s one of the best out there. i love his work, but i’m not too blind to admit he has flaws (poorly edited fights, writes non-likable women, etc). i believe that in some respects he corrected those flaws with TDKR (both Batman/Bane fights were beautifully shot and edited, Catwoman was a very likable character, etc). but the biggest reason i’m jacked for this is because i truly love sci-fi. i love sci-fi that challenges you, and really makes you think about your own life, and your own world, and your own experiences. everyone saying that Nolan keeps going too big is looking at this at a glance. i have an armchair interest in the writings of Kip Thorne and Stephen Hawking, and though this sounds like heavy stuff on the surface, i believe the Nolans will craft a small, intimate film with grand ideas. i absolutely cannot wait

    • Tyrabankslikescookies

      Maybe the wormholes will hide the plot holes? One can only hope.

  • nintendo zapper

    this will do till nolan makes a james bond movie with michael fassbender, if i got my wish list granted

    • Boiler

      So now we know what you fap to. Thanks, and fuck you too.

      • nintendo zapper

        who wouldn’t? I’m gonna fap all day to that, and to your mom as well for good measure til it falls off.

    • Boiler

      Mom Jokes? Really? So you ARE over 40 and pathetic. Well played sad man, well played.

      • dustin

        Mom jokes never get old, even for hipsters

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  • Elvis Diaz

    I get two looks from billionaires that come into the orphanage. One? I wanna fuck this kid. Two? I’m Batman. — john blake

    • Caleb Crawford

      Someone has enjoyed the Fatman on Batman podcast.

  • Elvis Diaz

    I get two looks from billionaires that come into the orphanage. One? I wanna fuck this kid. Two? I\’m Batman. — john blake

  • Matt

    Greatest movie of all time! Can’t wait!

  • ISeemToBeAVerb

    WOW! Threads like this one show why hubris was/is one of the seven deadly and cardinal sins. Opinions are like bowel movements- everyone has them. And that’s not the only thing they have in common.
    I’m looking forward to a science fiction film from Nolan. All odds are it will be phenomenal. Of course that’s just my humble O.

    OMG! I just shat on the interwebs!

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  • wait …what?

    Let me guess the cast of Inception or TDK movies will be in this film. In my opinion J.Nolan is a better writer then ihs brother.

    • wait …what?

      (his)

  • Fairportfan

    Another film (like “Rises”) i’ll wait for the DVD to not watch.

  • Tattoo

    Why choose this project? We all know the secret longing of the geeks the net over:

    NOLAN DIRECTS NEW STAR WARS TRILLOGY

    Which might just be what he’s thinking. But its a special Nolan secret….shhhhhh

    No Director has been announced, and isn’t he the obvious choice?
    Don’t we all wanna see a grounded, grittier Sith Lord? Don’t we?

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  • dustin

    Freaking hipsters. Hipsters think they are superior to everyone else. If anyone is to question their obscure ideologies of “everything is nothing and nothing is everything” then you are cattle, or “you just don’t have the capacity to understand.” They thrive off of hating anything that large numbers of people like. That’s right, anything remotely popular repels the hipster. Like kittens, the beach, parties, Christopher Nolan? Not the hipster. What happens if being a hipster becomes popular? Your all f***ed then aren’t ya. By very definition, a hipster is merely a person who is a dick, lacks social skills, and over opinionated zealot. So hate on all you counter-culture bohemians of the avant-garde. Life is a little easier with love and tolerance for other folks ideals and beliefs.

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