10 Facts That Makes Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' More Interesting
"Interstellar" is being produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, with Executive Producer Kip Thorne in association with Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers Pictures, Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions. Interstellar is an original science-fiction film about time travel and alternate dimensions. The script was first written by Chris Nolan's younger brother, Jonathan Nolan, for Steven Spielberg.
The plot of Interstellar takes a group of scientists through a wormhole into another dimension. From there, we are taken on a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding. Mainly based on the scientific theories and script treatment of a renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne. Interstellar is set to be released in late 2014.
9. Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the fields of gravitation physics and astrophysics. He is a longtime friend of the late Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. Until 2009 he was a professor at Caltech. He continues to do research along with helping Christopher Nolan in Interstellar.
8. Kip Thorne does not focus on space at all. He thinks instead of space-time, the blending of three spatial dimensions and the dimension of time described by Einstein’s general relativity. Thorne has headed the construction of LIGO [Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory], a $365 million gravitational-wave detector. LIGO’s instruments are designed to detect passing gravitational waves by measuring minuscule expansions and contractions of space time, warps as little as one-thousandth the diameter of a proton.
7. He's also the rare scientist who brought a highly cerebral film idea to the fore that deals with his theories of wormholes being capable of taking astronauts to other dimensions. Only Carl Sagan was ever able to do something similar successfully with his famous book "Contact." And you can also include Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", despite being a straight-ahead documentary.
6. Other than "2001: A Space Odyssey", we haven't really seen an in-depth movie about inter-dimensional space exploration. The above film was also so ambiguous in similar pursuits that anybody could get a gist of what was going on based on personal interpretation. When real science gets involved, however, we can finally be assured there won't be scientific hokum we've seen in far too many sci-fi movies.
5. The even better news about "Interstellar" is also in the reported use of time travel concept, this time in space rather than on earth. It might be argued that "Looper" which (released in 2012 and very well received by critics and audience) took time travel movies on earth to the farthest reaches audiences can estimate for the time being. In space, it's a whole new theory, including creating paradoxes that might even throw off the Nolans themselves.
4. Michael Caine has signed on to star in Interstellar for director Christopher Nolan. The project marks their sixth collaboration together, following "Batman Begins", "The Prestige", "The Dark Knight", "Inception", and last year's "The Dark Knight Rises". No details were given regarding Michael Caine's character, but he joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey who has , Anne Hathaway, and the latest addition, Jessica Chastain.
3. Matthew McConaughey who was confirmed lead in 'Interstellar'. The Texas-born star, whose impressive performances in recent films like 'Mud', 'Killer Joe' and 'Magic Mike' have been well received by critics.
2. What makes the Nolan's project all the more interesting is that Steven Spielberg was the one who initially pushed the movie through in 2006 as a possible director. This was based off of the script treatment written by Thorne and the proposed co-producer, Lynda Obst. Not long after, Jonathan Nolan was brought in to construct a script, along with reported help from a team of scientists employed at Caltech to get all the obtuse science correct.
1. Christopher Nolan is the master of forward thinking features now, which makes "Interstellar" the potential to outdo even "Inception" in theoretical science. It also has rhyme and reason based on "Inception" going deep into the mind, and "Interstellar" going physically out to the furthest reaches of mind perception. It may not have worked with another director, or even Spielberg. But Christopher Nolan seems to be a compelling muse for many to delve into scientific subjects they wouldn't ordinarily invest time in assimilating.
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