It’s time for to mark your calendars. Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. announced earlier today that Christopher Nolan’s next directorial feature is Interstellar and will be released in theaters and IMAX on November 7th, 2014.
The project supposedly has been in development for years and once had Steven Spielberg attached to direct based on a script written by Jonathan Nolan. Now that Christopher Nolan is officially on board, it’s been reported that he’ll be merging an original idea of his own with the script that his brother has already written. So essentially, not only is Christopher Nolan officially on board to direct but he’s re-writing the script as well. The film centers on a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding. Here are excerpts from the official press release below:
Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said:
“As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said:
“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. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”
Interstellar will be co-produced and distributed by the competing studios. Paramount Pictures will be handling the domestic distribution and Warner Bros. will be handling the international distribution of the film. So, what do you think? Are you as excited as I am? I think this a perfect post-Dark Knight project for the director.