Nolan's 'Interstellar' Will Show on Film on 50 IMAX Screens Globally
We're still five months out from the opening of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, however early plans are being put in place for the global release which will take over big screens everywhere. Thanks to reports over the last year, we know that Interstellar will have scenes shot in IMAX, and that Nolan somehow convinced Warner Bros/Paramount to distribute this as one of the last movies still going out on film (Paramount has already stopped, but will make an exception for this). In an interview with Collider, IMAX Entertainment President Greg Foster confirmed that Interstellar will still show on film on 50 IMAX screens this November.
"It's very important to Chris Nolan, and Chris Nolan is very important to us," Foster reiterated. A complete theater list hasn't been revealed, but he says it will be in "around" 50 IMAX screens on film this November when it hits theaters. It won't be showing in 3D, as far as we know, as Nolan sticks to 2D and shot most of the this on film anyway. Foster also reminds us that releasing on film was always "part of the arrangement", which connects back to the story we published in January about Interstellar getting released on film as part of its unique global distribution deal between two separate movie studios - Warner Bros and Paramount.
As we continue to move closer to the release of Interstellar in November, we'll be sure to keep you informed on exact theater listings and additional release arrangements for this sci-fi epic. Watch the second trailer here or visit IMAX.com for additional news. Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.
Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey stars in the film which Paramount/Warner Bros opens on November 7th.