Now that’s he’s wrapped up his Batman Dark Knight Trilogy and put his executive producer stamp on Man of Steel, Christopher Nolan is moving on to his first post-Batman movie. The film will be titled Interstellar and will be distributed jointly by Paramount (domestically) and Warner Bros. (internationally).
The joint statement from the two companies doesn’t say anything about the movie’s plot or stars, but it seems safe to assume from the title that Interstellar will be science fiction, no? The movie previously has been described in a release as “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.”
The Hollywood Reporter wrote about Interstellar in January. “The story,” the Reporter said, “involves time travel and alternate dimensions and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole. The script is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech.”
Nolan will both direct the movie and co-write the script with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. His wife, Emma Thomas, will co-produce it with him.
“Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas,” Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said in a statement. Warner Bros. has had a hand in releasing all of Nolan’s recent movies, including Inception, the Dark Knight trilogy, The Prestige and Insomnia.
“As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents,” Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said. “I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family.”