Christopher Nolan finished his Batman Trilogy in a grand yet divisive fashion and broke the “three movies curse” of comic book movies. And between two fantastic Batman movies he gave us one of the best constructed Sci-Fi movies in recent years. So the question is:
What will be his next treat?
His next directorial feature will be a movie titled Interstellar. According to hollywoodreporter Nolan is in negotiations for a Sci-Fi project about timetravel based on theories of Kip Thorne – a theoretical physicist who is known for popular publications about Einstein’s theory of relativity.
So just from the last sentence you might see why a Sci-Fi geeks heart is starting to beat faster. If everything works out as planned interstellar will be produced and directed by Christopher Nolan and written by his brother Jonathan (The Dark Knight, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Rises, Person of Interest… need any more incentive?).
So just those 3 factors (Nolan, Nolan, SCIENCE) have turned Interstellar into one of my most eagerly awaited movies… that I know nothing about.
Aside from producing (or lending his name for marketing?) Man of Steel by Sucker Punch director Zack Synder Nolan is behind a (to me) much more promising project:
Transcendence… the directorial debut of Wally Pfister. If the name is unfamiliar to you it is the guy who was behind the camera for every Nolan movie since Insomnia and won the Oscar for best cinematography for Inception. So while this means that Nolan has to find a new man to match Pfister’s gorgeous work (especially his work in The Dark Knight Rises) it means the opportunity for another unique Sci-Fi movie.
Transcendence reportedy according to Pfister is “a present-day science fiction film, a fairly big concept. It’s bigger budget — not as big as ‘Batman,’ but not independent.” and will star Johnny Depp which will undoubtably give the movie a lot of exposition and might finally give Johnny Depp something more to do than run around in funny make-up.
Further plot details shed light on Transcendence’s storyline:
the plot involves a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer
with the aim of creating the world’s first machine that can think for itself.
So there you go – two Sci-Fi movies on the radar to be excited for!