Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 3:49 pm by TeddyBlass
In 2008 The Dark Knight made history as the first major Hollywood motion picture to include sequences shot with IMAX cameras. It stunned audiences with the deep clarity and immersive qualities of 70mm IMAX projection. In that same year however, IMAX started rolling out their new digital theater systems to large chain chains like AMC and Regal. In the years since, the amount of IMAX theaters and releases have tripled in size — the vast majority being digital theaters and releases. Next year IMAX plans to roll out its groundbreaking dual 4K laser projection systems to their remaining 70mm and digital 2K theaters alike. With a release set for late 2014, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar seems likely be the last Hollywood film to receive a 70mm IMAX print and release. And now, according to the site Cines Argentinos, that appears to be the case.
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Posted on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm by TeddyBlass
It is out of complete respect and appreciation for Michael Caine that we write this fairly unsurprising announcement that the legendary British actor is the latest to join the cast of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Deadline broke the story about the Oscar winner reuniting with Christopher Nolan for their sixth project together. Last year Caine teased about already being cast in the film before it was even announced, as both Caine and Nolan have joked about how the actor is Nolan’s good luck charm. Michael Caine joins the increasingly impressive cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. Interstellar hits theaters and IMAX next November.
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 9:54 pm by TeddyBlass
Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The report claims that Chastain will play the third lead in the upcoming sci-fi film, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Nolan has never had trouble attracting talent to his films, and the way this cast is shaping up, that’s never been more true. Chastain received her second Oscar nomination for her role in last year’s Zero Dark Thirty, while Hathaway won the Oscar for her supporting role in Les Misérables, and McConaughey is currently getting loads of recognition for his roles in the recent films Mud and Killer Joe.
Interstellar is set to be released November 2014 in IMAX and theaters everywhere. What do you think of this news? Comment below!
Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm by TeddyBlass
According to the Dutch website Film Abides, Hoyte Van Hoytema will be Nolan’s cinematographer for Interstellar. Hoytema is a Dutch national who has worked on a handful of well known films, such as Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy and The Fighter. Hoytema received the Nordic Vision Award in 2008 for Let the Right One In, and is also a multiple Guldbagge Award winner. Christopher Nolan had to find a new cinematographer after longtime, Academy Award winning partner Wally Pfister left the world of cinematography for feature film directing.
We announced last week that Christopher Nolan plans to shoot key sequences of Interstellar on IMAX film, a large format capture medium that is widely regarded as the best capture format in the world. Hoyte Van Hoytema is new to the IMAX format, but his highly skilled in shooting on film, and has been still shooting on film while many cinematographers are switching to digital. I’m personally quite excited by this announcement, as I found Hoytema’s work on Tinker Tailer to be exceptional. He has an aesthetic sensibility that feels raw, yet curiously refined. These characteristics align with how I view Nolan’s sensibilities, yet Hoytema offers something new and fresh. Interstellar will burst into theaters on November 7, 2014. Thanks to dragon319_ca in the forums for the heads-up.
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 11:02 pm by TeddyBlass
IMAX chairman Greg Foster announced during tonight’s opening presentation at CinemaCon that portions of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar will be shot using IMAX cameras. Christopher Nolan pioneered the use of IMAX cameras in Hollywood feature films back when he filmed nearly 30 minutes of footage in the format for 2008′s The Dark Knight. Since then a number of filmmakers have embraced the format, including Michael Bay and J.J. Abrams.
Interstellar will be Nolan’s first feature since Following to not have Wally Pfister behind the camera as Director of Photography; a fact that certainly left me uncertain whether or not Nolan would shoot IMAX on this project. I would also say that this begs the question: who will be the DP on Interstellar? We reported at the beginning of the month that Nolan was scouting for locations in Iceland, an activity in which it was common for Wally Pfister to join Nolan in. It’s not unreasonable to wonder if Nolan had a cinematographer with him this time in Iceland. So… who do you think will be the DP for Interstellar? Comment below!