Christopher Nolan‘s career has so far been all but synonymous with that of cinematographer Wally Pfister, as the latter has shot all of Nolan’s features since Memento. (Nolan shot his debut, Following, himself.) Now, with Pfister working on his own directorial debut, Nolan has to look for a new shooter to make his own new film, Interstellar. According to one interview, his choice seems to be The Fighter and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Tons of films hit IMAX screens each year, but actually watching footage shot in IMAX remains a special experience. While regular 35mm film can be upconverted to fit the giant screens, they still can’t match native IMAX for crispness and quality. And Paramount and IMAX are hoping the moviegoing public have noticed.
At CinemaCon this week, the companies announced a new five-picture deal to release films in the bigger format. The first two titles to come out of that pact will be Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar and Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4.
Update: According to our own Peter Sciretta, at CinemaCon tonight Michael Bay said that Transformers 4 is being shot in native 3D with a new IMAX camera. We don’t have the precise specifics of this camera at this point.
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Two of the biggest questions surrounding Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel would be how much of the original origin he kept intact, and whether or not the film would feature cameos from other superheroes. Answers to those questions are both provided, or at least strongly suggested, in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The article details how the origin manages to be both similar to and radically different from the original version. It also confirms that the film “allows you to really introduce other characters in the same world.”
UPDATE: EW published a few more quotes that confirm Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale will not be a part of Justice League, but we can expect an announcement in that realm very soon. Read More »
Christopher Nolan is bringing back a major player from The Dark Knight Rises to flesh out the cast of his next film, Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey signed for the film not long ago, and now he’ll likely be joined by Anne Hathaway, who is coming off not only her Batman turn, but also an Oscar win for Les Miserables.
There’s still not much to report about Interstellar aside from the casting news, as the film remains in the sercretive state in which most Nolan projects are developed.
We know that Nolan is revising the script originally written by Jonathan Nolan, and that the director took over the film after Steven Spielberg walked away from it. The script was inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne, and the film “depicts a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding” and features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.” Interstellar is scheduled for release on November 7, 2014. [Deadline]
When the name “Christopher Nolan” is attached to a project, anticipation immediately shoots into the stratosphere. That’s what happened last month when the Memento, Inception and Dark Knight director revealed the sci-fi film Interstellar would be his next movie. The film, which once had Steven Spielberg attached, is about “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Matthew McConaughey is set to star.
Beyond those facts, little is known about the film, but new slivers of information will slowly come to light on the way to its November 7, 2014 release date. The latest one is how Nolan framed his sci-fi film in regards to classics of the genre. Read his quote below. Read More »
For Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, composer Hans Zimmer an unenviable task. Unlike in 2006′s Superman Returns where composer John Ottman was able to use John Williams‘ iconic 1978 Superman theme, Snyder preferred to distance his film from all of the previous Superman films. That meant Zimmer was tasked with writing music that would work to inspire in the context of the new film, but also wouldn’t be totally overshadowed by Williams.
Like I said, unenviable.
The Oscar-winning composer behind Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight spoke to CNN about this new score. He explained he was inspired by middle America, that Christopher Nolan provided some input, and that the score features an A-List drum line of celebrities. Read about that and more below. Read More »
Briefly: Two words from Matthew McConaughey, “I’m confirming,” are all we need to go forward with the knowledge that he’s playing the lead role in Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar. The actor said as much to the Star Tribune (via Chud) in a phone interview, when asked if he could confirm that he’s taking the gig.
Other than that, all we know about Interstellar is that it was originally inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Steven Spielberg developed the film, but Nolan took it up not long ago as his follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises. Jonathan Nolan’s original script is being revised by Christopher Nolan. The film “depicts a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding” and features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.”
The film is scheduled for release on November 7, 2014.
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What a run the past couple years have been for Matthew McConaughey. He went from a period in which he staffed cookie-cutter rom-coms to a series of pictures that used his talents spectacularly well. From The Lincoln Lawyer to Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and Mud, he’s had a string of roles any actor would be proud of.
Now he has reportedly been offered the male lead role in Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar. Read More »