After directing some of the most interesting films of the past 15 years (Following, Memento, The Prestige) as well as some of the most successful and zeitgeist-y (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception), Christopher Nolan has positioned himself as one of the most successful/interesting/frustrating auteurs currently working in film. So when a new film (Interstellar) is announced, it’s a big deal. Also important: the film’s format, and release date.
First up about Interstellar—it’s going to be released in IMAX, the gargantuan cinematic format that marked The Dark Knight, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises. No big surprise there, but still good to know—Nolan and his cinematographer Wally Pfister have increasingly mastered the format over the past five years.
Also, the film is set for a November 7, 2014 release date, and will be released by two studios (translation: it’s gonna be expensive). Paramount Pictures will release the film domestically, while Warner Bros. will drop the film internationally.
Nolan himself will also adapt the screenplay, based on a piece by his brother Jonathan Nolan. The story, based on the works of physicist Kip Thorne, involves a group of scientists travelling through wormholes and thus dealing with time travel and alternate dimensions. Or, as the studio line puts it, “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.”
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