Screenwriter Details on Steven Spielberg's Interstellar
An exciting project that I had never heard of until now, Interstellar, which is to be directed by Steven Spielberg (presumably after he finishes Indiana Jones IV) has just picked up a writer. The film is a dramatic space adventure that revolves around explorers who travel through a worm hole and into another dimension - sound interesting now? Thought so.
Jonah Nolan, also known as Jonathan and the brother of Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan, has been brought on by Paramount to write the script. He's becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood today, also writing The Dark Knight and previously The Prestige, both directed by his brother.
The plot of Interstellar was initially founded by a scientific theory by Kip S. Thorne, a Caltech physicist and expert on relativity. His theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel intrigued Spielberg, who attended a Caltech workshop on the subject with Thorne and other scientists. Interstellar won't likely be made for quite a few years, as Spielberg not only has Indy IV but a few other projects in the works that are supposed to be finished before he takes on this. However, if you're as big of a science fiction fan as I, then this news is pretty dang exciting.