Christopher Nolan in talks to direct Interstellar

Christopher Nolan is in talks to direct sci-fi thriller Interstellar , Heat Vision (opens in new tab) reports.

We’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what the man behind the Dark Knight trilogy would pick as his follow-up project for Rises , and we might just have found our answer.

Interstellar sounds typically Nolan-esque: not only ambitious in terms of scale and ideas, it’s based on a script by his brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan.

According to Heat Vision , the story is based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne, and will explore time travel and alternate dimensions.

With a complex deal said to be nearing completion, the film is set up at Paramount but will be jointly produced by Paramount and Warner Bros.

There’s no word on casting yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see some familiar faces from the Nolanverse come aboard (surely Michael Caine’s clearing some room in his schedule…)

Another brain-flexing sci-fi thriller from the Inception director? Where do we sign up.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.