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Christopher Nolan's SciFi Film Interstellar Greenlit

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | March 11, 2013 | Comments ()


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The biggest news of the science fiction morning is that Christopher Nolan will be making another film. It comes as a shock after the total financial failures of Inception and the Batman franchise, and while fans are obviously excited, it's difficult to piece together the business sense at play here. I'm just happy the man can still find work in the industry.

So, Christopher Nolan just had his next film get the greenlight and put on the fasttrack. These are good things, but I'm pretty sure in a prison movie it would mean the film would be shivved in the showers by next Tuesday. The film is called Interstellar and the script has been written once again by Nolan's brother. The script is said to be about a "heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding," which is an awfully fancy way of saying nothing at all. There are also rumors of time travel and dimension hopping, though the possibility that zero gravity means ALL the hallways can rotate has not been discussed yet.

And as an aside, that picture up there of Christopher Nolan? There's something about the combination of suit, look on his face, and the glorious blonde mane of hair that always makes me think of villains in eighties movies whenever I see Nolan. My mind knows that he must be standing there thinking deep science fiction thoughts, but part of me screams, "No it's a ruse! He's going to tear down the community center and the gang needs to win the big dance off!"

Interstaller launches November 2014, which means we should get the casting rumors involving Joseph Gordon Levitt sometime in the next couple of months.




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  • Buck Forty

    And by 'gang' you mean a couple of plucky kids, each with their own story to tell, kids who no-one ever gave a damn about, especially their parents.... not some mean sumsobitches who wear leather vests and ride motorcycles, like in SOA.

    But if ever Sutter jumps the shark that would make one hellover episode to go out on...

  • koko temur

    "Which means YOU will GLEEFULLY CARRY the casting rumors". There, fixed it for you.

  • Nolan doing time travel might be the next best thing to Nolan doing Batman. The only problem I have is that he uses IMAX technology and the one IMAX theater we have in Memphis doesn't show his movies.

  • Dragonchild

    Hopefully he keeps this to just one sequel, because while "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" were good, the last one was wretchedly, gawdawfully bad. He can do pretty good work, but man, it is it obvious when he mails it in. (Sad thing is his fanbois are too rabid to notice. . .)

  • Uriah_Creep

    Interstaller launches November 2014, which means we should get
    the casting rumors involving Joseph Gordon Levitt sometime in the next
    couple of months.
    nanoseconds.

  • Lee

    If he has a new film coming out, I may have to avoid the internet in the build up, as the Nolan fanboys make me want to punch my computer.

  • Eve

    I'm right there with you -- they give twihards a run for their money (in terms of crazy, delusional, annoying fandoms). There's nothing more irritating than a Nolanoid trolling other movie's boards on IMDb (or any other website, for that matter).

  • Lee

    I knoooow! They actually call him God, and they believe it and they insult people for liking other films/directors. They are the most aggressive fandom I've come across.

  • Eve

    I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I need to vent now...

    They troll every single board they can find. They troll a movie's board even BEFORE said movie is released -- if there's any chance of a movie (and I mean any movie, even one from a different genre) outclassing Nolan movie's critical acclaim or box office...all hell breaks loose!

    Rottentomatoes's editor-in-chief wrote an open letter explaining he had to shut RT's boards down because of them (Rottentomatoes, by the way, belongs to Warner). Devin Faraci from Badassdigest said, back when he posted his review for TDKR, that he had never seen a fandom behaving so aggressively because of a negative review. And even if you do post a positive one, it'd better be really, really flattering, otherwise they will still insult you.

    But the moment I realized there was no point in visiting some of these threads anymore -- especially the ones on IMDb -- was when I saw one of them saying "Kubrick had nothing on Nolan" and that "every director nowadays looked UP to him". Obviously, people made fun of him (who I sincerely hope was a 12-year-old), but still...

    I'm now overly critical of Nolan's work, in part because of his fans -- and also because I have the feeling he believes his own hype.

    P.S.: Sorry for the rant, but there aren't many places out there where I can voice my opinion about Nolan/his fans without being called names or having a fatwa put on me.

  • Lee

    I agree with you completely. I went into Inception thinking it would really be something special, and was completely disappointed and bored. According to his fans though, it's the most mind twistingly brilliant movie ever released in the history of the world. I dared to speak my opinion of it once on IMDB and was told that I should commit suicide and that I am a c*nt. They have ruined Nolan for me. It's like a cult.

  • John G.

    I don't know anything about the man personally, but I can't deny that he LOOKS like a real twat!

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I think your twat-o-meter is broken. You may need to recalibrate it's douche setting.

  • John G.

    "though the possibility that zero gravity means ALL the hallways can rotate"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Fredo

    I don't know about JGL, but for certain Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy and Marion Cotillard will be involved.

  • carrie

    not Cotillard

  • Allijo

    I thought that was Dan Stevens and was impressed that three seasons on Downton had caused him to age so dramatically. No high fives for Julian Fellowes today.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I'm waiting for the Tom Hardy casting rumors. Because that makes me happy. 2014 is going to be a lovely summer where everyone's minds will once again get a nice rogering, and hopefully Dan Harmon will once again rant for an hour about how he hated the movie but can't stop thinking about it.

    *skips merrily towards the sunset, singing "BRRRRRRRM BRRRRRMMMMM" while giving zero fucks*

  • logan

    He's just wondering where to move the Bat signal. Should he keep it in the back yard? Put it in the garage? The shed? The damn thing takes up a lot of space.

    I will of course faithfully watch anything he directs.

  • Natallica

    I didn't know both Inception and the Batman franchise were financial failures. I don't wanna live on this planet anymore

  • ,

    Ouch, I fell for it too.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    That was a joke.

  • Natallica

    Ooops. I have zero idea of box office stuff, but yeah. I SHOULD not live on this planet anymore

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Eh, you could be guilty of worse crimes. Clubbing baby seals, for instance.

    ;)

  • zeke say: stick around

  • carrie

    we yet know Michael Caine is casted (and a little Cillian Murphy cameo also ?) and the actress will be a brunette and sadly/happily Hardy and Bale are involved in other movies

  • Die Hard 6 with Christopher Nolan as the villain.

  • It's a good thing Nolan ISN'T an 80's villain, because if he was, McClane - and by extension the rest of us - would be fucked. I walked past him recently up in North London and even on a pleasant weekend amble with his kids he looked like he could implacably handle anything. In fact as I was assessing whether or not I could jump and abduct him and hold him for ransom he blinked vaguely in my direction and my plans drained into the nearest sewer in terror.

  • Buck Forty

    I smell a caper. Lets not dismiss this out of hand. You just need to put a team together, each with a unique set of skills... count me in. We're gonna be RICH!!!

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