Zimmer Confirmed for Nolan's 'Interstellar', Has Started Writing Music

June 2, 2013
Source: Collider

Chris Nolan / Hans Zimmer

Zimmer is going Interstellar with Nolan. While we were fully expecting this collaboration to continue, it's great to hear confirmation. Legendary German composer Hans Zimmer has been out chatting with press this weekend for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel (our interview will be posted in a few weeks), his latest score since Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises last summer. Our friends at Collider asked him about re-teaming with Christopher Nolan for his next sci-fi adventure, Interstellar, and Zimmer confirmed that is happening. In fact, he admits: "I wrote something… and I'm writing that. So, yes, we have started." Already?! Excellent.

Nolan's Interstellar is currently in pre-production now and is finalizing casting, with a release planned for November 7th, 2014 more than a year away. It's interesting that Zimmer has already started writing some of the music, but as I learned in my interview with him, the sounds and score start coming to him as soon as he hears the story. Interstellar, originally written by Chris' brother Jonathan Nolan, is an exploration of physicist Kip Thorne's theories of gravity fields, wormholes, and will depict "a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding." The cast so far includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Ya, I'm already excited to hear Zimmer's sci-fi score for this.

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  • OfficialJab
    Zimmer is great.
  • son_et_lumiere
    all together now: BRROOOOUUWWW! but seriously, excellent, if thoroughly expected news. Nolan + Zimmer just seems to work well. and joking aside, Zimmers' soundtracks do have something that makes you want to listen to them again. maybe that's why people keep copying bits of them.
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      He is the Christopher Nolan of film scores.
      • And Christopher Nolan is the Hans Zimmer of directing. I'll be here all week. Take my wife, please. Is this on?
        • Isildur_of_Numenor
          Hehe, touche.
  • N.
    Outstanding, like everyone is saying expected but outstanding none the less
  • Zainacus
    Zimmer all the way. My only puzzling thoughts are how nolan will fare with a new cinematographer now that pfister is directing his own film. Thoughts?
    There will be horns.
  • One of Hollywood's best working relationships: Zimmer and Nolan.
  • mmmmmmmm
    Nolan Sci-fi Matthew McConaughey(who if hes anything like in reign of fire in terms of serious acting, OMG) Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain(mmm) and Michael Caine.... & Hans zimmer? ** brain explodes**
    • Cody W
      Hopefully it will improve his action directing skills and not effect his imagery.
  • Cody W
    Zimmers scores are the only ones I can listen to repeatedly by themselves. I listened to the new superman themee by him a buncha times when it released on soundcloud
  • Fidel Reyes
    This is like saying that Johnny Depp will star in a Tim Burton Movie, we all kind of expect it already haha.
  • Linkfx
    Wish he would've brought back David Julyan




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