Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, begins production this week in Alberta, Canada. The highly anticipated science fiction movie is Nolan’s first project after the Dark Knight trilogy.
The film will be produced and distributed by Warner Brothers and Paramount in a rare collaboration between the two studios. What makes this story more interesting is the recent addition of Legendary Pictures. The production company split with Warner Brothers in June, which resulted in the shuffling around of projects. Legendary decided to pull support for the Batman vs. Superman movie in order to get a piece of Interstellar. This is a bold move, since original sci-fi films have underperformed in recent months (Oblivion, After Earth, Pacific Rim, Elysium) while comic book movies are still going strong.
A new official synopsis has also been released for the film:
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
The impressive cast– lead by Matthew McConaughey– also includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Wes Bentley, and Michael Caine.
Interstellar will be released in IMAX November 7th, 2014.