Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 10:19 pm by TeddyBlass
According to an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Nolan is interested in directing the upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar, a project initially written by his brother, and once the interest of Steven Spielberg. The story involves a group of explorers who travel through a wormhole, and subsequently through time and alternate dimensions. THR claims that the deal has been brewing for months and is described as very complex. This is a description that makes sense to us, as this project was initially set up at Paramount Pictures, but Nolan and his production company are currently set up with their long-time partner Warner Bros. Pictures. The result being that both studios will be involved.
Jonathan Nolan’s script is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne; a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Jonathan has also co-written the scripts from many of Christopher’s previous projects, including 2 of the Batman films, as well as The Prestige and Memento. It is unclear if Spielberg will remain involved with the project, especially after the news earlier today about his next film being delayed indefinitely. Stick tuned for more news as this project develops.
Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 2:10 pm by TeddyBlass
Every now and then we like to take the lack of specificity in the Nolan Fans title and shower Jonah Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan, with a little love too. For the past week or so I have been tracking the development of Jonah’s Person of Interest television pilot. Last I reported, the pilot was set to be made by CBS, produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company, written by Jonah Nolan, and starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Since then CBS has picked up the show to series and announced that it will be debuting this fall. It will be pushing veteran CSI out its marquee time-slot of 10 years; Thursdays 9:00 at PM. This goes to show you the confidence CBS has in the show, with many claiming that the network is using it has its front-runner for its new fall line-up. We’ve also learned that the show will feature Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid), Kevin Chapman (Mystic River, Unstoppable) and Jermaine Crawford of The Wire. Check out the trailer, press release, and photos below.
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Jonathan Nolan TV News
Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm by TeddyBlass
Deadline is reporting that Jim Caviezel is set to be the Person of Interest in the upcoming Jonah Nolan/J.J. Abrams TV Pilot for CBS. Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) has signed on to play Reese, a presumed dead ex-CIA agent who partners with reclusive billionaire Finch (Lost‘s Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Emerson’s casting was announced last month to a positive reaction. What do you all think about Caviezel playing the lead?
Jonathan Nolan TV News
Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 7:51 pm by TeddyBlass
The 1-hour Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams television pilot, titled Person of Interest, is finally moving forward at CBS. The national network won a bidding war for the rights to the pilot towards the end of last year. Now according to MyEntertainmentWorld, production on the pilot is set to begin near the end of February in New York City. Abrams and his partner Bryan Burk will produce via their production company Bad Robot. As the series creator, Jonathan Nolan will be writing the teleplay for the pilot. This is his first foray into writing for the small screen after writing for the large on films like The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Given that production will be getting into gear in a matter of weeks, we could hear about casting and other related news about the show soon. J.J. is currently in production directing Super 8, and Jonah is trying to get his script for Hell and Gone into production over at Warner Bros. Thanks to Bueller in the forums for the tip.
Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 3:14 pm by George
Jonathan Nolan’s 1871 Great Chicago Fire screenplay may soon have a director according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision. The film, titled Hell and Gone, is a “Titanic-like historical tragedy and love story” being set up by Warner Bros with producers Donald De Line (Green Lantern, Body of Lies) and Edward McDonnell (Insomnia, Three Kings) attached. Jonathan Nolan mentioned work on the screenplay back in 2006 during an interview for The Prestige, where it was described as a “revenge story set in the Chicago Fire.” Currently in negotiations to direct the project is J Blakeson, who made his directorial debut earlier this year with the The Disappearance of Alice Creed. Although it barely registered at the box office, the thriller received solid reviews from critics.
Hell and Gone marks Jonathan Nolan’s second screenplay that will not be directed by Christopher Nolan. The other, Interstellar, is a science fiction film based on Kip Thorne’s theories on gravity and wormholes and has Steven Speilberg in talks to direct.