Christopher Nolan to Write and Direct INTERSTELLAR – Film Opens November 7th, 2014
Rumors have been surrounding Christopher Nolan‘s involvement with the sci-fi epic Interstellar for quite some time now. Previous reports suggested that Nolan would be re-writing brother Jonathon Nolan’s script, with a possibility of joining as director as well. It has now been confirmed that the director of the acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception will be behind the pen and in the director’s chair for the film. The overshadowing news is that two major studios will be teaming up to co-produce the film. Paramount Pictures will be handling domestic distribution duties while Warner Bros. will handle it on the international front. It has also been announced that the film will be releasing in theaters and IMAX on November 14th, 2014. the jump to read more.
Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Christopher Nolan and based on a script by Jonathon Nolan, Interstellar will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding. It is extremely rare to see two major studios cooperating with each other on a film as large as this, but that just may be a testament to how well respected and valued Christopher Nolan is. Another interesting note is that Legendary Pictures will not be involved, even after heavy involvement in the Batman franchise and Inception. Here is the press release below:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 8, 2013) – Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures jointly announced today that writer/director Christopher Nolan’s “INTERSTELLAR” will be co-produced and distributed by the two studios, with Paramount Pictures handling Domestic distribution and Warner Bros. Pictures distributing the film Internationally. “INTERSTELLAR” will be released beginning November 7, 2014, in theaters and IMAX®.
Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Nolan (“INCEPTION,” “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”), “INTERSTELLAR” is based on a script by Jonathan Nolan. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan of Syncopy Films and Obst of Lynda Obst Productions. Kip Thorne will executive produce. The film will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.
Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said, “As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, “Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”
It’s no secret that Nolan likes to use actors he has worked with on previous films, so it will be interesting to see what familiar faces we will see in Interstellar. Sound off below with your thoughts!