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Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Sets Fall 2014 Release Date

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 8, 2013 12:26 PM
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So much for those "Justice League" godfather rumors we hope? As you might remember, Christopher Nolan kicked off the year with some exciting news that he was lining up his next project, a sci-fi film entitled "Interstellar." Well, just like that, the movie has a release date and it looks like it won't be too long before Nolan delivers another multiplex spectacle.

Warner Bros. and Paramount are teaming up to produce and release "Interstellar" on November 7, 2014. The project has a script from his longtime collaborator and brother Jonathan Nolan and will deal with time travel and alternate dimensions, telling the story of a group of explorers who go through a wormhole. Earning its sci-fi bona fides, the film was developed by theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, and has actually been brewing for years. In fact, Steven Spielberg was once attached to direct. However, Nolan is using that old script, combining it with an original idea of his own, and giving it a rewrite, so it will be interesting to see the twist he puts on what sounds like a hella ambitious movie.

Just the fact that Warner Bros. and Paramount are teaming up suggests this is gonna be big. We can only guess that Nolan will want to use practical effects over CGI as usual, which usually requires more money, manpower and that kind of thing. Paramount will get the domestic rights to the movie, while WB will take "Interstellar" international. So strap in: 18 months or so of speculation, rumor and more begins here. Now the big question: who from Nolan's roster of regular players will be back on board? Just remember, Michael Caine has already said he's in it.

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17 Comments

  • rodie | March 8, 2013 2:52 PMReply

    I'm hoping for Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. That's it. The rest of the cast should be fresh!

  • Susan | March 9, 2013 9:58 AM

    Gary Oldman would be awesome, but only in a more prominent role than Gordon. I would not want to see him being wasted again like he was especially in TDKR.
    However, he already has RoboCop and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, two big blockbusters, so I'm not sure.

  • Webster Skyhorse | March 8, 2013 1:35 PMReply

    Alright. He's proven himself again and again by making money for his partners. Now Nolan and his bro NEED to stand up to studio notes about "clarity" -- not every major event or sequence of events needs to be compressed into a sweeping montage followed by a character reiterating what just took place. Maybe it helps for markets abroad, because I guess studios assume those viewers can't follow more intricate plotting without regular recaps, but it makes the films bloated and unpleasant.

  • Alan B | March 8, 2013 5:44 PM

    Can someone please get Yer a violin or something? Because he's stunned - stunned, I tells you - that people don't like hearing the same thing over and over every time there's a sliver of news regarding Christopher Nolan. If you wrote anything approaching an interesting thought, then you'd have less problems in life. Instead, everyone else is to blame ("rabid army of fanboys") when you are - repeatedly - called upon your laziness.

  • Pat | March 8, 2013 3:24 PM

    YER, exposition is a bit of a broad term. Following and The Prestige adopt a formula where they recount events that have transpired until the audience is brought up to the characters perspective. I'd hardly call that an over abundance of exposition due to there structure. The Shawshank Redemption, many Hitchcock films, Sunset Boulveard, etc use this concept.

    I think Dan went on the offensive with you because of your circle jerk comment. Whilst he was a bit overly reactive he has a point. How many great films besides Nolan's where not recognized as such due to being popular (Alien, Bladerunner, Raiders, Minority Report, ET, Close Encounters, Jaws) in favor of awards bait films (A Gentlmen's Agreement, Reds, Philadephia, Ganhdi) that were seen as great but haven't aged to well with the passage of time. Commonly, movies that fill in all then various boxes win in the short term but take on a dated quality faster for reverence taking out the reality.

  • yer | March 8, 2013 3:09 PM

    Where did I say Nolan sucks because his fanboys are uncivil? You obviously know nothing about his work if you think Inception is the only one heavy on the exposition. All of them are especially The Prestige, Following and of course Inception.

  • ko | March 8, 2013 3:09 PM

    'You hate Nolan because he's popular' Oh that's a rich one, never heard that particular fallacy before.

  • webster skyhorse | March 8, 2013 3:07 PM

    RELAX. Or, better yet, "TAKE CONTROL." I like Nolan. I think he's achieved a lot of great things in a phenomenally short period of time. I don't begrudge him working with studios. I begrudge studios not respecting audiences' intelligence enough, giving notes on how to "clarify" plot by having characters speak aloud what viewers just saw in purely visual terms. I am not against Nolan. I am against the process that bloats his movies with plot-dump.

  • Dan | March 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Oh brother! Nolan sucks because his fanboys rabidly refuse to be civil. That is the biggest BS out there. The reality is the naysayers refute his talent because he left the Indie world for the studios, where he has essentially been given carte Blanche for all his projects since Batman Begins; whereas, many of his contempories struggle to get their films made. Critic groupthink (Indies is where all the cool kids hang out and studios is where all the hacks are). Again, bull.

    Montages lazy? On his last three films he has had sizable ensembles and uses cross cutting scenes to get their various points of view. This is hardly lazy filmmaking. Coppola used it significantly in the climax of the first two Godfather films and Apocalypse Now. Does that automatically diminish the accomplishment of those two films? Hardly-Tell the freaking story affectively.

    Ah, exposition. People have used this as a critiscm since Inception. That movie uses the structure of a heist story to explain the extraordinary technology implemented by the protagonist. Remove it, and the film is incomprehensible. Allude to the meaning via action, and people will walk out of the film put off by a film only defined by its ambiguous nature. This is the only film that uses a larger than normal amount of exposition in his films due to the genre it implements, but your're making the argument that all his films are nothing but exposition. Hardly-Critisize if you well but with real arguments. The groupthink model isn't something you want to ever bring to an argument.

  • yer | March 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    Trying to have a discussion about Nolan's filmmaking that's not a circlejerk? Impossible due to his rabid army of fanboys. Look at Alan B for an example.

  • Alan B | March 8, 2013 2:12 PM

    Lol, Nolan uses montage and exposition. What's that about? No other filmmaker in the history of the medium has ever done that: let's hate on him ... in every single article, because that makes us interesting, right? Lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol.

  • yer | March 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    lol Nolan is the king of expository dialog. He does nothing but have characters constantly tell you what is happening at all times. It's a joke.

  • caro | March 8, 2013 1:09 PMReply

    I see Cillian Murphy and Caine maybe Hugh Jackman(Nolan said he wanted to work again with him)
    I guess it's over for Bale and Hardy (Hardy must do Animal Rescue and Child 44 before the end of the year and Bale starts David O Russel's Abscam movie soon before Everest this autumn)

  • Mr Fist | March 8, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    I'm intrigued as to who will be Nolan's photographer, seeing how Wally Pfister has moved to directing his own films now.

  • caro | March 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    +1

  • oogle monster | March 8, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    Will this finally earn him a director nom and more importantly can he win? YES YES YES

  • jack | March 8, 2013 12:46 PMReply

    jizzed

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