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. Hit the jump for more.
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. Hit the jump for what else we know about Interstellar.
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. As such, many were curious as to whom Nolan would enlist to shoot Interstellar given his meticulousness when it comes to pristine visuals. Well, now word comes that the filmmaker has tapped Hoyte Van Hoytema to act as the cinematographer on Interstellar. Hit the jump for more.
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. We learned with the release date announcement that his next project, Interstellar, is destined for IMAX. At CinemaCon tonight, Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, revealed Nolan will shoot a significant portion of Interstellar with IMAX cameras. I imagine 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.
In addition, IMAX announced Michael Bay will shoot selected scenes in Transformers 4 in IMAX. This is all part of Paramount’s five-picture deal with IMAX—the three remaining titles have yet to be announced. Hit the jump for the press release with the details.
Anne Hathaway will reteam with Christopher Nolan to star in the director’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar. Since Nolan is all about the secrecy, all we know 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 Deadline, who reported Hathaway’s casting, 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 (I don’t count Gary Oldman since it’s the same role in multiple pictures). Caine has been in every Nolan film since Batman Begins, and I hope there’s a role for him in Interstellar simply because he’s a great addition to every film.
Hit the jump for a refresher on Hathaway’s other projects.
Last week, we 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, and I’m sure all of the actors who sign on will have the super-strict NDAs that come with joining a Nolan project.
McConaughey has entered a new phase in his career where he’s taking challenging and interesting roles, and I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to the project. 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.
Alright, alright, alright. As Christopher Nolan brought his Batman trilogy to a close last summer with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, interest then turned to what Nolan would choose as his next project. We finally learned in January that Nolan had settled on the ambitious sci-fi film Interstellar as his next directorial outing, and now it appears that he’s decided on who he wants as his lead: none other than Mr. Matthew McConaughey. Hit the jump for more.
When last we reported on the sci-fi flick Interstellar, it was to tell you that Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) would be re-writing brother Jonathan Nolan’s script and was circling the director’s chair. Now, Christopher Nolan has been confirmed as a director, but his partnership with brother Jonathan isn’t the biggest team-up news. In a rare bit of cooperation by major studios, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. will team up to co-produce; Paramount will handle domestic distribution while WB goes international. Legendary Pictures will not be involved, despite having backed The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. Few plot details are available for the film, but it’s said to “depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” We do know, however, that Interstellar is now slated for a November 7, 2014 release in IMAX. Hit the jump for more.
by Jason Barr Posted: January 12th, 2013 at 5:52 am
What’s the best course of action should you ever find yourself a boring married person who’s hesitant to cash in “movie favors” due to the fear that your return favor will come in the form of the next four Katherine Heigl movies? Align yourself with like-minded boring married people and schedule yourself a significant-other-free triple feature. This advice comes directly from my own playbook and is the reason why this week’s Top 5 is arriving a little earlier than usual; so that I can make time to check out Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained all in one glorious day. While you likely didn’t come here for relationship advice, as an added bonus to an already robust palette of content, I’m confident that you’re getting your time’s worth and then some.
All creative thinking pertaining to movies and how we can watch them while in a relationship aside, this week saw the announcement of the 2013 Oscar nominations, a little Evil Dead remake set visit coverage, Gangster Squad interviews with Ruben Fleischer and more, a healthy portion of posters and images from Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, and developing news regarding Christopher Nolan potentially taking on Interstellar as his next directorial effort. All of the above resides in brief recap and link form after the jump.
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.
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.
by Ron Messer Posted: April 25th, 2010 at 10:32 am
Audiences are still baffled by Memento, a decade after the film premiered to hundreds of rave reviews & thousands of debates between filmgoers over what they’d just seen. You can count some of its stars among those still scratching their heads.
The Tribeca Film Festival celebrated Memento’s 10th anniversary with a sold-out screening & panel on the film & all of its neurological complications on Saturday at the School of Visual Arts Theater. National Public Radio’s Robert Krulwich moderated the Q&A between: the film’s stars Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano; Jonathan Nolan (whose short story Memento Mori was the basis for the film & led to a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for him & his brother/director/screenwriter Chris), New School professor of psychology Dr. William Hirst & MIT professor of psychology Dr. Suzanne Corkin. Jonathan Nolan said Iceland’s volcanic ash kept the film’s director Christopher overseas.
Afterwards, Collider pressed Jonathan for details after the event about his involvement with the upcoming Dark Knight sequel, The Man Of Steel, & Justice League, but he politely declined on all fronts. Nolan clearly wants to keep us guessing about his work that we haven’t seen, as much as the one we did on Saturday. He would only re-confirm his work with Steven Spielberg on the sci-fi film Interstellar. Hit the jump for all the panel’s highlights, including: why Pearce thinks he was hired, why viewers of the DVD don’t have the whole story, whether Nolan thinks Memento had an impact on Lost, & why Pantoliano suffers his own memory loss over his sex life.
Steven Spielberg is attached to no less than five promising film projects. From the long-anticipated Abraham Lincoln biopic to a rewrite of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew by Diablo Cody, the acclaimed director has his pick of the litter. One of those films, Interstellar, now appears to be in the pole position to take home the prize of being Spielberg’s next . Vulture is reporting that William Morris Endeavor has added Jonah Nolan, screenwriter (along with older brother Christopher) of The Prestige and The Dark Knight.
It has been long known that Jonah Nolan has been working on the script to Interstellar, a sci-fi movie originally written by Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, but if Spielberg is likely to pick that script to direct then Nolan’s star-power is going to get a considerable boost. Add in the likelihood that this summer’s Inception is poised to be a big success and it is easy to see why WME was so eager to sign Nolan away from United Talent Agency. Short of confirmation by Spielberg himself, we can’t be sure what is going to happen with Interstellar, but WME’s move seems as good an indication as any that Spielberg may be getting ready to blast off.
You may currently know him best as either Spock or Sylar, but soon another iconic name may be associated with Heroes and Star Trek star Zachary Quinto: Gershwin. Deadline reports that after Steven Spielberg dropped out of the proposed remake of imaginary rabbit pic Harvey, he became interested in directing a biopic on George Gershwin, famous American composer and brother of Ira. The Spielberg-founded DreamWorks acquired the project last fall, and it is looking to start shooting as early as April.
For more on Spielberg’s next move plus details on Quinto’s involvement, hit the break.