The new preview for the Christopher Nolan-produced reboot promises high-flying action.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
The new preview for the Christopher Nolan-produced reboot promises high-flying action.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Please stop joy crying. There are some things to discuss first.
Yes, it’s true. Some publication out there (specifically Daily Mail) has reported something to the tune of “Christopher Nolan has had informal talks with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about directing ‘Bond 24.’ “
This isn’t isn’t coming out of left field. Nolan has filled his recent films, “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” especially, with references to 007, and he has previously expressed interested in eventually directing a film. He told Empire, “It would have to be the right situation and the right time in their cycle of things.”
But there are a few problems with this report.
The main problem right now is timing. Nolan is pretty much in full “Interstellar” mode. He has already cast his principles, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and he’s got a late 2014 release date on the books. That’s a quick turnaround for an epic sci-fi adventure that leaves little time for anything else.
The Bond producers have previously stated that they would like to follow-up “Skyfall” sooner rather than later. Since “Bond 23″ did outrageously well at the box office, getting the 50-year-old series back to its film-every-two-years schedule appears to be a top priority. That would put “Bond 24″ on the calendar for 2014, or 2015 if they needed extra time, and “Skyfall’s” director Sam Mendes already passed on the job.
So how could this possibly happen, you ask. We’re going to be perfectly honest. This seems highly unlikely. For Nolan to direct the next Bond movie, Sony and MGM would have to probably wait until 2016, a full four years after “Skyfall.” Considering that a hiatus that long would cool the buzz around the series and that Daniel Craig is getting older every day, it’s unlikely Broccoli and Wilson would hold off on “Bond 24″ just to wait for Nolan. But keep an eye on “Bond 25.”
What do you think of this rumor? Share your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter!
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Also, Christopher Nolan just added a regular to “Interstellar.” Guess which one in today’s Dailies!
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Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn’t know you were hungry for.
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are getting some good company in Christopher Nolan‘s new movie, “Interstellar.” According to new reports, Jessica Chastain is in talks to portray a “third lead” in the film.
Deadline doesn’t know more about her role beyond the fact that “this is a great follow to her Oscar-nominated turn in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’” In fact, little is known about the movie in general, and its stars plan to keep it that way.
When MTV News spoke with McConaughey recently, he stayed mum about any and all things related to the film.
“Oh, I can tell you a little bit, but even that is sort of under lock and key. It really is,” he said. “For whatever reason and most of them I understand, they choose to say ‘That’s our business and how we do it. We don’t advertise it.’ I spoke to [Nolan] months ago, not about anything specific, but he, obviously, is a man who makes his own choices from an independent state. I’m glad that he saw something in me that he thinks that I should be the guy.”
As for the script, McConaughey said, “I give it a thumbs up.”
“Interstellar” is slated for a November 7, 2014 release, and will be shot in IMAX. It is reportedly about time travel and includes plot points like wormholes, alternate dimensions and some character named Kip Thorne. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema has been tapped to join the movie as well.
Do you think Chastain is a good addition to “Interstellar”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
There are only a handful of people in Hollywood that have the inside scoop on “Interstellar,” the upcoming science fiction film from Christopher Nolan, and one of those people happens to be on a press tour right now promoting a movie.
MTV News’ Josh Horowitz sat down with Matthew McConaughey, the man tapped to star in the time travel movie, and he kept a pretty tight lid on what’s going on with “Interstellar.”
He couldn’t even really discuss how he came to join the project for the sake of keeping company secrets. “Oh, I can tell you a little bit, but even that is sort of under lock and key. It really is,” McConaughey said.
“For whatever reason and most of them I understand, they choose to say ‘That’s our business and how we do it. We don’t advertise it.’ I spoke to him months ago, not about anything specific, but he, obviously, is a man who makes his own choices from an independent state. I’m glad that he saw something in me that he thinks that I should be the guy.”
The little McConaughey would say about the script by Nolan, based on a draft by his brother Jonathan, was unsurprisingly positive. “I give it a thumbs up” he said.
After going through an extreme physical transformation for “Dallas Buyers Club,” can we expect something equally crazy for “Interstellar”? “The prep, I’m not telling you anymore,” McConaughey said. “You’re doing good though. A lot of people are [excited]. I’m not saying anything.”
“Interstellar” opens on November 7, 2014.
Paramount Pictures has some big plans for its future with IMAX. The studio revealed at CinemaCon that it has signed a deal to shoot five of its upcoming films using IMAX cameras, and IMAX chairman Greg Foster announced two of them at CinemaCon’s opening presentation.
Honestly, the two pictures selected shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Christopher Nolan, a longtime advocate of the IMAX format, will shoot his new movie “Interstellar” using IMAX cameras, while Michael Bay will use the new, smaller 3D IMAX camera for “Transformers 4.” Bay previously shot portions of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” using the format.
The last three movies in Paramount’s deal with IMAX have not been revealed. It remains to be seen if Nolan will try to outdo himself with “Interstellar” like he has in the past with his “Dark Knight” trilogy. Nolan filmed 72 minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises” in IMAX, more than double the amount he included in “The Dark Knight.”
Bay, on the other hand, told Collider that he only plans to film “Transformers 4′s” “big showcase scenes” in IMAX. He said that it would require too much data for the movie to be shot entirely in the larger format.
“Transformers 4″ comes out on June 27, 2014, while “Interstellar” hits theaters on November 7, 2014.
Are you excited these two movies will be in IMAX? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards less than a week away, MTV Movie Blog is shifting into full Movie Awards mode. In anticipation of the big night, every day this week, we’ll be bringing you our five favorite moments from each of the five Movie of the Year nominees.
With “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan brought the story that changed the superhero genre forever to a close, and he did so in an appropriately epic fashion. With an ensemble to rival any Best Picture nominee, the final Batman film of the trilogy wowed and satisfied audiences around the world.
Because backflips are the coolest.
Bane’s Back Breaker
Because we definitely felt it too.
Because it was the only death this last year to spawn a meme.
Because it’s the conclusion he deserved.
A New Dark Knight Rises
Because Bruce picked a perfect replacement.
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Deadline is reporting that the secretive director has offered the lead role of Cooper to Matthew McConaughey. The part, if accepted, would only cap off an incredible renaissance for the 43-year-old actor, who wowed audiences and critics in “Magic Mike,” “Killer Joe,” “Bernie,” and the upcoming “Mud.”
Little else about the project is known besides his history. “Interstellar” began as a script by Nolan##Q##s brother, Jonathan, with Steven Spielberg attached to direct. The screenplay was inspired by the theories of Kip Thorne, a Caltech physicist who argues that time travel is possible through worm holes.
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“Interstellar” is reportedly due in theaters and in IMAX on November 7, 2014.
What do you think of the casting news? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
Christopher Nolan##Q##s new film, “Interstellar,” has grabbed Hollywood##Q##s attention. It##Q##s been announced that the new movie will be a Paramount and Warner Bros. co-production, and that both studios will distribute it.
Even more exciting is that the movie finally has a release date. Deadline is reporting that “Interstellar” is due out in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014.
“As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents,” Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a press release. “I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”
Warner Bros. President Jeff Robinov added, “Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”
“Interstellar##Q##s” plot reportedly involves time travel, wormholes, alternate dimensions, and some dude named Kip Thorne.
Are you looking forward to “Interstellar”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
Christopher Nolan‘s “Inception” is a stunning achievement of the modern blockbuster era. It began mostly as a favor to Nolan from Warner Bros. to keep him happy enough to stick around for a third Batman movie, but what the director did with that one round of backscratching is create the kind of film we may not see for a long time.
“Inception” is an action movie, but it’s one based on an idea, which is, — you probably know — is the most resilient parasite. But Nolan’s idea for “Inception” wasn’t a high-concept, poster-ready elevator pitch. To try to tell someone what “Inception” is about neither does justice to the plot nor really let that person know what “Inception” is about.
So Nolan has his concept. For there, he weaves a story that is not only accessible and engagement, but intelligent and nuanced in a way that many movie execs would call “giving the audience way too much credit.”
The film is bold, ambitious, and a wonder to behold. The imagery embodies the kind of magic that raised a generation of filmmakers like Nolan, and its scale is rarely matched at today’s multiplex — outside of Christopher Nolan movies.
Over the course of nine days, MTV Movies Blog will be traveling through cinematic time and the nine decades of movies featured in the “Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection.” Each day, we’ll review one film from one decade of the box set and taking a look back at the history of the studio.