‘The Dark Knight’ director Christopher Nolan in talks for new sci-fi film ‘Interstellar’

The director's brother Jonathan Nolan has written the film's script

Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy, is reportedly lining up his next film project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan is in talks to direct and produce a new sci-fi movie called Interstellar. The story is said to involve time travel and alternate dimensions as it follows a group of explorers going through a wormhole.

The film’s script has been written by Jonathan Nolan, the director’s brother, who also has writing credits on The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and The Prestige, the director’s 2006 movie about illusionists. Interstellar is said to be based on scientific theories developed by a leading American theoretical physicist called Kip Thorne.

Christopher Nolan has apparently been negotiating his deal, which is said to be “very complex”, for several months now. Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct and produce the movie, but it is unknown whether he remains involved.

Back in November (2012), Nolan insisted that he has no intention of making another Batman movie. He said at the time: “For me, The Dark Knight Rises is specifically and definitely the end of the Batman story as I wanted to tell it, and the open-ended nature of the film is simply a very important thematic idea that we wanted to get into the movie, which is that Batman is a symbol.”