Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Christopher Nolan sure knows how to pick ‘em. Like most of his movies, Interstellar boasts an all-star lineup that combines old Nolan favorites with exciting Nolan newcomers. The Dark Knight Rises‘ Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway represent the former, while Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, and now Casey Affleck are among the latter. The Gone Baby Gone star confirmed his casting in a magazine interview published this month. Hit the jump for details.
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Almost like a kid trading baseball cards, Warner Bros. reportedly swapped Jason Voorhees and Eric Cartman for Christopher Nolan. Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, is set up at Paramount Pictures and will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Some insiders wondered how the rival studios came to an agreement over this massive movie and now, The Hollywood Reporter has the answer. Warner Bros. had to relinquish partial rights they held to a new Friday the 13th sequel, as well as a second South Park movie, to Paramount in order to get a piece of Nolan’s November 2014 sci-fi film.
The one catch is Paramount would have to make those sequels in the next five years or Warners gets their stake back. Read More »
Briefly: Each time we get the chance to pass along a bit of info about Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar, it is typically just a name, as the details of the sci-fi script are being kept quiet. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, and Jessica Chastain are in the cast, for example, but we can’t tell you much about any of their characters.
We know that Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister won’t shoot the film, due to his directorial commitment on Transcendence, but that Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will reportedly shoot instead. Nolan and Van Hoytema will reportedly use IMAX-format cameras for a significant portion of the film — more even than Nolan and Pfister used for The Dark Knight Rises.
Now there’s one more confirmed piece of the puzzle, and as with some of the cast it won’t really come as a surprise. Collider talked to composer Hans Zimmer about his work on Man of Steel, and asked about Interstellar. “I wrote something…and I’m writing that, he replied. “So, yes, we have started.”
Insterstellar, which depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding,” opens on November 7, 2014.
Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Self-professed Bond fanboy Christopher Nolan has confessed his desire to direct a 007 film a number of times over the years, and even gone so far as meeting with the producers. So far, it hasn’t quite worked out. Now that Sam Mendes has officially turned down Bond 24, though, it seems Nolan may finally get his shot.
A new report indicates that the Dark Knight director is in informal talks to helm the next Bond film, and possibly even the one after that if all goes well. Given that Skyfall bore more than a few marks of Nolan’s influence, Nolan seems like an obvious but excellent pick. More details after the jump.
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Briefly: The collaboration between director Christopher Nolan and actor Michael Caine is moving towards its tenth year, the two having first worked together on Batman Begins, shot in 2004 and released in 2005. Caine was in all three of Nolan’s Batman films, and played roles in the director’s “in-between” films The Prestige and Inception.
Now Caine has been confirmed for Interstellar, the sci-fi picture that also features Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and fellow Batman vet Anne Hathaway. The film was originally scripted by Jonathan Nolan, and depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.” Steven Spielberg set the project into motion a few years ago after being inspired by physicist Kip Thorne. Christopher Nolan has been reworking his brother’s script before shooting. Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014. [Deadline]
Briefly: Christopher Nolan has one more actor for his hardcore sci-fi film Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey is the chief cast member of the film that features a wormhole and alternate dimensions, and we knew that he would be joined by Anne Hathaway on ”a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”
Now Nolan has picked Jessica Chastain, the actress who has worked with directors such as Terrence Malick, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat, and who has been one of the brightest “new” talents of the past couple years. There aren’t many actors who have a resume as impressive as what Chastain has built since 2010. Deadline says that Chastain will play the film’s “third lead,” but at this point your guess about the precise nature of the three lead roles is as good as ours.
This is the place where we say that we know very little about Interstellar, other than the fact that it was put into motion by Steven Spielberg, who was interested in the theories of experimental physicist Kip Thorne, and that Jonathan Nolan wrote the first script. After Spielberg moved on and Christopher Nolan signed to direct, the elder Nolan was reported to be reworking his brother’s script to make it a bit more his own.
We can tell you to expect loads of native IMAX footage, and that Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014.
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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