It appears that the directorial return of filmmaking visionary, Christopher Nolan now has a release date targeted. His next project, a sci-fi space thriller called Insterstellar has November 7, 2014 marked for its debut at standard and IMAX theaters.
While the essentials of the plot are still under wraps, the film will apparently be filled with themes based on the theories of world-renown physics professor, Kip Thorne, whose research on wormholes and their hypothetical use towards time travel inspired Nolan to get this project moving. While brother, Jonathan Nolan wrote an earlier version of the script, Christopher has reportedly bunkered-down to rewrite (or possibly just rework) the existing version.
Interestingly enough, the part of this story which seems to have blown the minds of the industry trades is the fact that the film will serve as an unprecedented co-production and co-distribution between two of the biggest studios. Paramount Pictures will distribute it domestically, while Warner Bros. Pictures will do so for the international release. Additionally, Warner will forgo involvement this time with its usual partner, Legendary Pictures, breaking a tradition that was shared on all of Nolan's major pictures in the last decade from his Batman trilogy to even the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which Nolan is producing. What does that mean? Well, possibly that it may have taken a historical series of compromises among the industry big dogs to amicably divide this super-juicy piece of Nolan steak.
While (arguable) rumors continue to swirl, placing Nolan as the next grand overseer of Warner's Justice League crossover film franchise, for now, the director's attentions are fully focused towards Interstellar. Just as Nolan followed up his monumental superhero epic, The Dark Knight with a completely different project in the mind-bending hit, Inception, it could be the case that Interstellar may serve to cleanse his genre palette after last year's The Dark Knight Rises with what seems to be a fascinating scientifically-oriented project. Could this mean that he intends afterwards to get back into the swing of things with another entry in the world of DC Comics' proposed movie universe?