A recent article from Collider has reported that Christopher Nolan is once again teaming up with his brother Jonathan Nolan for Interstellar, a sci-fi flick of epic proportions.
Written by Jonathan Nolan, Interstellar will follow a group of explorers traveling through a wormhole, also dealing with time travel and alternate dimensions. The script is said to be inspired by the work of Kip Thorne, physicist at the California Institute of Technology. Jonathan Nolan is also the mastermind behind the scripts for The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Memento, and The Prestige, which have all played a hand in launching Christopher Nolan into a near legendary status.
One of the best elements seen in Christopher Nolan’s filmmaking is the director’s ability to continually push himself and provide audiences with something they’ve never seen before. In Memento, it was a storyline that literally ran backward. In The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, it was pushing the super-hero genre into a noir-like mythos and believable universe. The Prestige showcased the director’s ability to have audiences on the edges of their seats for an entire two hours – literally to the last second of the movie (while combining sci-fi with magicians, no less). Inception was, well, Inception, a crowning jewel that blended it all.
Interstellar follows these films’ examples in providing Christopher Nolan with a platform to prove that he still has boundaries to push and rules to break. Time travel, physics, and alternate provide quite the sandbox to play in for Nolan, offering a chance to utilize non-linear editing, special effects treatment, and riveting performances from his actors. If Interstellar is anything close to what Jonathan Nolan has written in the past, Christopher Nolan’s treatment of it should flow seamlessly.
Needless to say, we’re quite excited by this news. Christopher Nolan’s work on the Batman trilogy should definitely be appreciated in its own right, but when comparing it to the director’s other more original works, I’d have to say it pales in comparison. Hopefully the rumors are true, and we’ll soon begin reporting the usual fair for Interstellar. Be sure to check back for updates.