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Christopher Nolan Kept the Plot of INTERSTELLAR a Secret from Hans Zimmer

Friday, April 11th, 2014


It’s no secret that director Christopher Nolan only lets us know what he wants us to know while he’s making a movie.  In the case of Interstellar we still don’t know too much more than it has wormholes and 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”.  Take that in for a moment if you have to.

Well it turns out Nolan’s go-to-composer, Hans Zimmer, didn’t even know that much before he began work on the film’s score.  Speaking with British GQ (via WDEF), Zimmer said:

“All I will say is this: before I began, last January, Chris said to me, ‘Hans, I will write one page of text for you. And you will give me just one day. Just write whatever comes to you from this one single page.  It [the page] wasn’t about the film… in a peculiar way, what Chris wrote down that day, and what he wanted from me, had more to do with my story than the plot of the movie. He knows how to get under my skin. That’s the game we play.”

That is a strange form of collaboration isn’t it?  Well if Nolan does that with him often it’s working, because Nolan’s films have had some seriously notable scores from Zimmer including Inception and The Dark Knight.  I’d love to see what was on that one page though.

Interstellar opens on November 7 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, David Gyasi and Matt Damon.

Watch the trailer here.  Try and figure out what it’s about here.  Notice that it’s on our movies to see in 2014 list here.

A Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

Saturday, December 14th, 2013


The first trailer for director Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar is here and it’s quite the tease.  The sci-fi flick stars a stellar (ah?) cast and is believed to involve “time travel” and “alternate dimensions”, so that’s awesome.  The film features a team of space travelers going through a newly discovered wormhole on a voyage through to transcend previous limitations on human space travel.

The project began development in June 2006 when Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Steven Spielberg announced plans for a science fiction film based on a treatment by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist.  That fact among others you can read in our “What is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar?” post.

The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon.

Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.


What Is Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


When a Christoper Nolan movie is set to be released, it’s safe to say anticipation is high.  The directors track record is one of the best of the last fifteen years, he’s making great movie is what I’m getting at.  His next film is Interstellar, and while a lot of what the movie end up being is still up for speculation, we do know a few things that lead us to believe he’s once again in line to make something great.

The plot is believed to involve “time travel” and “alternate dimensions”, so that’s awesome.  The film features a team of space travelers going through a wormhole, when the wormhole is newly discovered, a team of explorers embark on a voyage through it to transcend previous limitations on human space travel.  It’s said to be based mainly on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.

This will be Christopher Nolan’s  first major film project since completing his Batman trilogy and “taking a break” when he produced Man of Steel.  Interstellar will be filmed with a combination of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography. Principal photography began in August 2013 in Alberta, Canada.

nolan-rottenRecently it became known that Matt Damon will be playing a minor role in Interstellar, as he’ll only be on set for two weeks in Iceland out of the four month shoot.  The actor joins an incredible cast as you can see below.

Release date: November 7, 2014
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, John Lithgow.

The Fort Macleod Gazette is reporting that the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.

In regards to how this project came to be and how the likes of Friday the 13th and South Park are related, let’s take a look:

  • The project began development in June 2006 when Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Steven Spielberg announced plans for a science fiction film based on a treatment by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist.
  • By March 2007, Jonathan Nolan was hired to write a screenplay for Interstellar.
  • In January 2013, Christopher Nolan entered negotiations with Paramount and Warner Bros. to direct Interstellar.
  • By the following March, Nolan was confirmed to direct Interstellar, which would be produced under his label Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions.
  • Though Paramount and Warner Bros. are traditionally rival studios, Warner Bros., who released Nolan’s Batman films and works with Nolan’s Syncopy, sought a stake in Nolan’s production of Interstellar for Paramount. Warner Bros. agreed to give Paramount its rights to co-finance the next film in the Friday the 13th horror franchise and to have a stake in a future film based on the TV series South Park.

Here are some set pics:


Our Favorite Sci-Fi Movies (That Don’t Begin with “Star”)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Our Favorite Sci Fi Movies That Don't Start With Star

Science Fiction has always played a pivotal role in cinema. It is a means by which we can look into the future and speculate as to what “could be”. Our only limit is our imaginations, and our imaginations provide an infinite number of possibilities. With that being said there have been some incredible films that allow us to look forward and wonder, “what if?”. Whether it is the existence of extra terrestrials or humankind’s self destructive nature – these possibilities are fascinating.

While it is easy to point to the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises because they are so iconic, we decided that would be too easy. Below are our favorite Science Fiction films that do not begin with the word “Star”. Did we miss something? Share your favorite with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!


Trailer for NOW YOU SEE ME Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo

Monday, November 19th, 2012


Now You See Me follows an FBI squad as they try and track a team of bank-robbing magicians who share their profits with the audience.  “The Four Horsemen”, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.

Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist.  It sounds like Oceans 11 meets The Prestige, which isn’t a bad thing at all.  There is a few reunions here too, Woody Harrelson and Eisenberg (Zombieland) and Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman (Batman Begins etc).

Now You See Me opens June 7 2013, watch the trailer below:


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Making of Featurette

Monday, July 16th, 2012


The end of a truly epic trilogy is upon us, watch this video to go behind the scenes of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises which opens this weekend.  Reviews are starting to pour in and they are overwhelmingly glowing, it’s currently sitting at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Advance Movie Tickets Now On Sale

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Advance tickets for the event of the year, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises are now on sale. It’s selling out all over the place including IMAX showings.  Speaking of, there is over an hour of IMAX footage in this movie with a rumored running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes… it’s going to be awesome

The conclusion of the trilogy is going to be epic you don’t want to miss it.  Click on the logo to head to Fandango where you can get your tickets to the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises advance tickets

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Posters and Banners

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


We haven’t had a Dark Knight Rises post in a few weeks, we don’t want to spoil the darn thing.  We do have a slew of posters and banners to share from the last week or so that have put together here for you to check out.  The Dark Knight Rises  opens in IMAX on July 20th.  Check out the many images after the jump below, some might even make great wallpapers for your computer.

The conclusion of the trilogy is going to be epic you don’t want to miss it. Click on the logo to head to Fandango where you can get your tickets to the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises advance tickets


New Trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, “Your punishment must be more severe”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


Warner Bros. has given us all a treat in the form of a new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, “the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.”  I’ve heard a few spoilers about the movie in the past few weeks (not by choice) and it still hasn’t soured this hype for me, this is going to be historic folks.

We get a lot more Bane destroying Gotham, Catwoman whispering threats and hints of an inevitable end of an era.  What a ride it has been with these Batman movies, the sendoff off here should be fitting.

The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20.


Christmas Is Here In The Form Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Theatrical Trailer

Monday, December 19th, 2011


It is time.  Here is the theatrical trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated finale to his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. We get all new footage so even if you saw the prologue in IMAX (how awesome was that?) then you still have something to watch.  Gotham looks to have changed since we last left it some 8 years ago (in the story), “this is peace time” we’re told…so maybe that’s why Bane is striking now, and holy hell does he strike.  “When Gotham is Ashes, You Have My Permission To Die” = CHILLS.

The trailer gives nothing away, as great trailers do.  This is one for the books. Check out the trailer below: