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Christopher Nolan's SciFi Film Interstellar Greenlit

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | March 11, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | March 11, 2013 |

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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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.