Ending months of speculation at how he would find purpose in life after completing one of the most successful movie trilogies in history, THR reports that Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan is in talk to produce and direct Interstellar, a science-fiction piece about “time travel and alternate dimensions, and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole.” For any other film maker this would seem like a very ambitious project; but for the director who made his name creating uniquely thoughtful blockbusters like The Prestige and Inception, this could prove to be a walk in the park.
Steven Spielberg had previously been attached as director but abandoned the project leaving behind a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan, who is the brother of -surprise, surprise- Christopher Nolan.
The younger Nolan based his script on ideas by a real-life theoretical physicist from CalTech, which would make Interstellar the first movie created by an elite scientist since Richard Feynman did those uncredited re-writes on Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!