Now that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is in the history books and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has come to an end, his legion of fans in and out of the industry are wondering what his next project is going to be. According to recent reports, he’ll be teaming with his brother once again to tackle a film that once belonged to Steven Spielberg.
In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan is currently in talks to board the sci-fi film ‘Interstellar’, which is based on the theories of Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Back in 2006 when Spielberg was attached to direct and produce, he collaborated with Jonathan Nolan to create the story around the idea of wormholes and time travel. Now, it looks like the ‘Inception’ director is stepping into the director’s seat and it’s unclear whether or not Spielberg, who’s dealing with his ‘Robopocalypse’ project right now, will remain attached to produce.
Deadline revealed Nolan will rewrite the script and merge his ideas into the existing story to add his special twist on it as he’s done with his past projects so as to have a hybrid version of the original Spielberg story. The article says:
Chris Nolan is writing a script that merges an original idea of his with the script that Jonah wrote. It will retain the title Interstellar, and the ambition for the project is a film that will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.
It’s also interesting to note that ‘Interstellar’ will be a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros. Spielberg had originally set up the project at Paramount, but Nolan’s Syncopy banner is based in WB, so the two studios will be working together on this hugely complex sci-fi film.
What do you think about Christopher Nolan’s next film? Are you excited to see what he can do with time travel and wormholes in ‘Interstellar’? Share your thoughts in the comments below!