Not long ago, the announcement of a TV series that adapts or jumps off from a noted film would have elicited nothing but eyerolls. After shows like Fargo and Hannibal, however, even the most skeptical onlooker must realize that it’s better to keep an open mind. And when HBO is involved? The “benefit of the doubt” requirement goes way up.
HBO is making a series adaptation of Westworld, based on the 1973 feature film by Michael Crichton. In the movie, visitors to an advanced theme park for adults found their lives threatened when the androids populating the park break down and change behavior thanks to a virus-like problem. Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings, Rake) has just joined the cast, along with recent signee Thandie Newton (Rogue, E.R.). Read More »
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You probably know what Westworld is, because Michael Chritchton’s movie cast Yul Brynner (above) as a gunslinger robot that went amok at a theme park, and the images of Brynner are among the most famous in sci-fi.
You know who J.J. Abrams is, because he’s had his hands in everything from Lost to Mission: Impossible to Star Trek to Star Wars. And you know who Jonah Nolan is, because he worked on the scripts for films such as The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, and created the show Person of Interest.
Now they’re all coming together (with producer Jerry Weintraub, who produced, among many other films, the three Steven Soderbergh Ocean’s movies, in which he also cameoed) to make a new Westworld for HBO. Read More »
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]
Christopher Nolan‘s new film, Interstellar, will be released in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014. Yes, Nolan’s new movie is coming next year in IMAX. As originally rumored, it’ll be joint distributed by two competing studios: Paramount and Warner Bros. Paramount will handle domestic distribution and Warner Bros. will handle international.
Nolan will write and direct, based on a script by his brother Jonathan Nolan. The film is about ” a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” built out of the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. He’ll executive produce. Read More »
OK, quick recap: in 2006, Steven Spielberg sparked to the idea of a film based around the idea of using wormholes for time travel. The project came to be called Interstellar, and was scripted by Jonathan Nolan. It turned into the focal point for an audience that hoped Steven Spielberg would make at least one more serious sci-fi movie.
But Spielberg set Interstellar aside, in part to make Robopocalypse. And now, in the wake of the conclusion of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan may end up making Insterstellar as his next project. But it wouldn’t be a Nolan film if he didn’t bring his own particular touch to it, and so don’t expect to see him shooting the script that Spielberg put down months ago. Read More »
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Christopher Nolan, fresh off finishing his Dark Knight trilogy, might have lined up his next project. Nolan, who has developed an almost obsessive following over the past decade, is in talks to direct Interstellar. That’s a sci-fi script written by his brother Jonathan Nolan and based on the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Steven Spielberg was once attached to this project, but now it seems like Nolan is in the driver’s seat. There’s more info below.
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This summer, Tony Gilroy and Jeremy Renner served up The Bourne Legacy, a Bourne movie without its title character. But those who’ve been following the franchise over the years will recall that that wasn’t always the plan.
After the success of The Bourne Ultimatum, star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass tried for years to get a fourth Bourne off the ground. They never quite managed to make it work, even with the help of screenwriters George Nolfi and Josh Zetumer. Now the actor has revealed that he also once approached Jonathan Nolan, the man behind two-thirds of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, to get a story sorted out. Hit the jump to read Damon’s comments.
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Note: This article contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises.
The ending of The Dark Knight Rises. Yes, we’re still talking about this. The final few scenes of Christopher Nolan‘s massive hit certainly suggested one specific narrative interpretation but also left themselves open to others. Why doesn’t John Blake use the name Robin? Does Bruce Wayne survive? Did Alfred actually see him in Italy? Does Blake become Batman? All valid questions and while the filmmakers and actors have mostly chosen to not acknowledge them, co-writer Jonathan Nolan finally offered his thoughts while at New York Comic-Con. But don’t expect definitive answers. Watch the video after the jump. Read More »
Press interviews with the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises began in earnest this past weekend, and one of the first things to emerge from the junket rounds is a connection between Christopher Nolan‘s final Batman film and a classic piece of literature that most of us read in high school.
The link between The Dark Knight Rises and the novel in question isn’t particularly obscure. The social and economic strife that we’ve seen in photos and footage from the film really suggest that Gotham City is about to crumble in the same way that Paris was in the days before the Revolution, as chronicled by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. That connection was quite intentional, as the director and his brother discussed over the weekend. Read More »