MANILA, Philippines – Christopher Nolan, the filmmaker behind mind-blowing blockbusters “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception,” and “Memento,” begins production of a new film.
Nolan’s newest sci-fi is titled, “Interstellar.”
A statement by Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. says the film “chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”
Christopher Nolan’s brother and “Dark Knight” co-writer Jonathan Nolan wrote the script, incorporating the acclaimed director’s original ideas.
The story is inspired by the theories of reknowned physicist Kip Thorne, who also serves as consultant and executive producer.
According to Screen Rant, Steven Spielberg set up the project in 2006, but decided that Nolan’s script did not match his storytelling style.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), and Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”) lead the cast.
Filming for “Interstellar” has begun in Alberta, Canada. The film is set for release on November 7, 2014.
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– With reports from Ira Agting/Rappler.com
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