Putting Batman behind him, filmmaker Christopher Nolan has been in production with his new feature “Interstellar” since August 13th. He’s been able to assemble a compact All-Star cast for his project which includes Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine. A tight lid has been kept on the set (until now) and little is known about the film except that it involves traveling through a wormhole.
Filming started in Canada, but now the cast and crew have moved to Iceland, which has become quite popular for depicting science fiction backdrops. (Check out Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion.”)
The move to Iceland may be news in itself, but according to a source close to the inside, filming has started on a set constructed to look like a crashed spaceship. Without using a second unit, which is standard Christopher Nolan protocol, the sequence for the feature will more than likely be created with practical special effects. Something that could be a key factor in telling the story.
According to the source, models for a series of Drones have also been created. In addition, a larger spacecraft referred to as ‘The Mother Ship’ will also play a major role. So how will all this tie together?
Is mankind’s future coming back to the past to escape a calamity or to warn the Earth to change the destructive path it is currently set on? In any case, if Christopher Nolan is in charge, it should be exciting!
Here is the storyline for the film.
In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, NASA is no more, and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it’s up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind.
“Interstellar” is currently in production and is scheduled for a November 7th, 2014 release. The film stars Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Elyes Gabel, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet and David Gyasi. Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay based on the story by Kip S. Thorne. Christopher Nolan directs.