For those Christopher Nolan fans who hoped the director would return to helming smaller-scale films like Following, Memento, and The Prestige after such monolithic epics as Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy, well, looks like you’ll just have to keep waiting.  News broke today that Nolan is set to direct Interstellar, a film that involves a group of scientists travelling through wormholes and thus dealing with time travel and alternate dimensions (so we’re guessing this isn’t exactly going to be an intimate, minor-budgeted affair).

Interstellar’s script was written by Nolan’s brother, Jonathan Nolan, and borrows heavily from the work of physicist Kip Thorne, especially the book Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy.  Jonathan Nolan previously co-wrote The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Interstellar was originally set to be directed by Steven Spielberg, with the director attached to the project from roughly 2006 to 2010 before moving on.  Now that Nolan is rumored to be attached, expect Michael Caine to appear as a father figure, Marion Cotillard to appear as a stabby psychopath, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will pop up as a humorless straight-man, Cillian Murphy will walk around with a bag on his head, and Ken Watanabe will speak expository dialogue in an accent so thick only about 2% of the audience will be able to discern it.

What do you think of the Nolan news?

Source: The Huffington Post