“Interstellar” Principal Photography Begins With Christopher Nolan In Canada

Nolan die-hards, this should fuel your appetite for science-fiction fantasies.  Details have recently emerged that Christopher Nolan, the award-winning director behind Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, just started principal photography behind his newest film, Interstellar in Alberta, Canada earlier this morning.

Featuring an all-star-studded cast including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine, Interstellar follows the story of a group of explorers who have discovered a wormhole that can allow them to travel through space and time.  The explorers eventually use the wormhole to travel great distances in an interstellar voyage across the universe.

I love Christopher Nolan.  He is perhaps one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers who are out in the business right now.  I don’t think its possible for anyone to hate him: how can you, with other movies like The Prestige, Insomnia, and my personal favorite Memento under his belt?

Besides with Nolan serving as director and co-writer, the film also has Nolan’s wife Emma Thomas producing alongside Lynda Obst, brother Jonathan Nolan as screenwriter, and frequent collaborators Lee Smith and Hans Zimmer editing and scoring, respectively.

Interesting enough, Nolan’s frequent collaborating cinematographer, academy-award winner Wally Pfister, will not be collaborating with Nolan on this film.  That job is handed to Hoyte van Hoytema, the cinematographer behind films such as The Fighter and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  Pfister is busy with production of his own director debut Transcendence, a science-fiction story about a man’s conscious being uploaded to a computer after he is assassinated by terrorists.  Nolan is serving as executive producer for the film, with both movies slated for release in 2014.

Excited?  Concerned?  I know there are some people out there who aren’t Nolan die-hards out there, but what are your thoughts?

Comment below, let me know.

-David Dunn

SOURCE: Deadline, Latinoreview
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