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