Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Officially Starts Production, Gets a Plot Synopsis

Christopher Nolan on the set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

There have been a lot of secrets surrounding Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic “Interstellar”, not least of which is what the heck the movie is about in the first place. Well, now we know. Thanks to a press release announcing the official start of production on the film in Alberta, Canada, we also get this brief synopsis of the upcoming movie, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan:

The new script chronicles the adventures of 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.

We’re told that Nolan and company will “travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan”.

The film’s very impressive cast includes “INTERSTELLAR” Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine.

Nolan goes interstellar next year, November 7, 2014.