Yesterday, news dropped about what would likely be Christopher Nolan’s first film after wrapping up his Dark Knight Trilogy: Interstellar, a film about a group of scientists who travel across time and multiple dimensions via wormholes. Interstellar has been floating around Hollywood since 2006, when Christopher’s brother and occasional co-writer Jonathan Nolan penned the script for Steven Spielberg to direct. Now that Spielberg has moved on and Christopher Nolan is taking over, we have some details on the script changes taking place.
Now that Spielberg is out, Nolan looks to be adding his own authorial voice to the project by ditching the shooting script of his predecessor. In fact, Nolan is rewriting the script to be an amalgam of his favorite elements of the Spielberg-era script and his own, newer ideas, according to Deadline:
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.
While it’s still unclear at this time if Nolan will direct (“if it all pans out, he’ll direct”), the fact that Warner Bros. (Nolon’s production home) is being brought in to co-produce what was initially a Paramount Pictures-project, makes it fairly clear he’ll be directing.
What do you think of the Interstellar news?