Exclusive: Hans Zimmer is Scoring Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR; Reveals He’s Already Started Writing the Music!

     June 1, 2013

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I think we can all agree 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.  I’m happy to reveal the answer is yes.

Yesterday, I landed an extended video interview with Zimmer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and towards the end of the interview, I asked if he’d be working on Interstellar.  He revealed he is indeed going to score the film and he’s already started writing some of the music!  Hit the jump for more.

hans-zimmer-interstellarWhen I asked if he’d be involved in the project, Zimmer told me:

“I wrote something…and I’m writing that.  So, yes, we have started.”

While I expected him to be doing the music, I definitely didn’t think he would have started writing it yet, especially since the film doesn’t get released until November of 2014.

With Zimmer and Nolan having done some amazing work together over the past decade, I truly cannot wait to hear and see their next collaboration next year.  Here’s what Zimmer told me about Interstellar.  Look for the full interview very soon.  For more on the film, it’s below the video.

Here’s what we’ve previously posted on Interstellar:

Interstellar is 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.

Though we don’t know a lot by way of plot, we do know some technical behind-the-scenes info on Interstellar.  At CinemaCon, Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, revealed Nolan will shoot a significant portion of Interstellar with IMAX cameras.  With The Dark Knight banking 28 minutes of IMAX footage and The Dark Knight Rises coming in with 78, we’re hoping we can get at least 90 minutes out of Interstellar.  Speaking of The Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister won’t be working on Interstellar.  Rather, that job will go to Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

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