Since The Dark Knight Rises hit last summer there has been little news about what Christopher Nolan might be directing next. He won’t be short of options, but it appears he’s heading in the sci-fi direction as Nolan is said to be in talks to direct Interstellar, a project Steven Spielberg has previously been attached to.
According to THR “the story 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.” Given Nolan previous work on Inception you can see why he’d be drawn to this story.
The movie will be another family affair as Nolan’s brother Jonathan, who worked on The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, and Prestige, has written the script. Paramount and Warner Bros. will both be involved in the making of the film, and it’s just a case of finalizing deals. Nolan’s last three films have made nearly $3 billion at the global box office, so there will obviously be a lot of financial negotiations involved.
As well as potentially directing Interstellar Chris Nolan will be producing Transcendence, a sci-fi/drama from his long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister. Johnny Depp is attached, and he’ll play a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer after he is assassinated by anti-technology terrorists.