Perhaps less surprising than when it was revealed Michael Caine was joining the cast, our friends at Collider revealed this weekend that Hans Zimmer will be scoring Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Zimmer started working with Nolan in 2005 when he co-scored Batman Begins with James Newton Howard. Nolan's next film, The Prestige, featured a score by David Julyan, a friend of Christopher's who scored the director's previous films. But in 2010 Christopher Nolan chose Hans Zimmer to score Inception, solidifying the working relationship between the two. Their collaboration proved so successful that James Newton Howard gracefully chose not to return for The Dark Knight Rises because he wanted Zimmer and Nolan to continue growing together.
So it comes as no surprise when Hans Zimmer revealed that he would be working with Christopher Nolan again for Interstellar. What is a little surprising is that Hans revealed he's already starting writing for the film. In regards to starting conversations with the director, the composer told Collider: “I wrote something…and I’m writing that. So, yes, we have started.”
I for one am quite excited to hear what Zimmer will do. He's never really done a sci-fi film of this nature, and the possibilities seem infinite. Zimmer typically starts work on Nolan's films before the director starts shooting. Interstellar will begin production this August in Canada, and is set for release in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014.