“Interstellar” From Nolan, Coming In Nov 2014 & A Bit About Kip Thorne

by on March 9, 2013

in Entertainment

Christopher Nolan directing 'Batman Begins'

A short while back, there was a rumor that Christopher Nolan would be producing a science fiction movie.  Now, that rumor is not longer a rumor.

Christopher Nolan will be directing the sci-fi movie project titled Interstellar.  He’ll also be producing with Emma Thomas.  What I’m finding unique about this news is that it will be a co-production between Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.  Wow, what’s up with that?

The script for Interstellar will be written by Nolan’s brother, Jonathan Nolan and the movie has a release date of November 2014.

The official description (so far) is “A heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.

Oh great, more spinning tops and mystery a-bomb survivals!!!  LOL.

All joking aside, the IMDb summary says,

An exploration of physicist Kip Thorne’s theories of gravity fields, wormholes and several hypotheses that Albert Einstein was never able to prove.”

No other plot bits or casting news is out there, at the moment.

But look at what we have so far, looking at the creative team helming Interstellar:

Jonathan Nolan:  The executive producer/writer of Person of Interest.  His other script writing credits, mirroring some of Christopher’s directorial resume entries, include Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Christopher Nolan, aside from the above mentioned movie projects, also includes Inception, & Insomnia.  His upcoming movies include Man of Steel (opening June 14th) and Transcendence (Due out April 2014, with Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany attached.)

There’s also one other production credit I’ve noticed attached to Interstellar:  That of Steven Spielberg.

I noticed everyone is all over the entertainment aspect of this announcement, but no one is tackling any information about the scientist mentioned in the summary, which made note of Kip Thorne’s theories.  Dr. Thorne is a theoretical physicist.  He has made contributions in gravitation physics and astrophysics.

As far as wormholes go, Thorne had studied and (theoretically) proved that backward time travel cannot happen.  Something about “closed timelike curves.”

He wrote an illustrated book that was popular with the non-technical side of the world, titled “Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program),” which sounds like the premise for this movie.

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Combining the perspectives of film-making that Christopher Nolan does, with stories or theories that a physicist has put forth should prove to be enticing and engaging.

And when you add how Nolan likes to leave you guessing at the end of his movies… or more accurately, lets your imagination fill out some details as to how a story might finish, should prove to be another evocative film ending.

I’m looking forward to Interstellar.  It should be pretty epically cosmic!

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Bruce has been been writing for the web since 1999. He likes to take a more pragmatic approach to most of the news and marketing that gets floated out there while still keeping a light tone about it.

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