Christopher Nolan in talks to direct Interstellar

Christopher NolanNow that Christopher Nolan has completed his Batman trilogy with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the acclaimed director is wasting little time in securing his next project, with several sources reporting that Nolan is in negotiations with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. to produce and direct a sci-fi project entitled Interstellar.

Written by Jonathan Nolan (The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), Interstellar is said to revolve around “time travel and alternate dimensions, and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole.” It is based upon a scientific theory by Kip S. Thorne, a physicist at Caltech who proposed a theory that wormholes can be used for time travel.

Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) was previously attached to Interstellar back in 2006 and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s unclear at this point whether he will remain involved in some capacity following the delay of his own sci-fi project, Robopocalypse. There’s no word yet on a possible release date, although expect the project to come together quickly should Nolan finalise a deal with the studios.