Christopher Nolan discusses ‘Interstellar’

'The Dark Knight Rises' director's new sci-fi film is out in November 2014

Christopher Nolan has spoken about his forthcoming sci-fi film Interstellar.

The Batman trilogy filmmaker has stayed tight-lipped about his follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises. Although he refused to give away any major plot details during a talk at CinemaCon, Empire says he did discuss the casting of actor Matthew McConaughey, who recently won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and has been lauded for his turn in HBO TV series True Detective.

He said: “I needed someone who is very much an everyman, someone the audience could experience the story with. He’s just a phenomenal, charismatic presence in the movie. His performance is shaping up to be extraordinary.” He also said that he had tried to limit the use of green screens in the shoot despite the film’s space setting, adding: “We have spatial interiors… We built closed sets and shot it like a documentary, like they were really there.”

Nolan collaborated on the script with his brother Jonathan, who also contributed to two of the Batman screenplays and The Prestige. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps but the story is said to follow a group of intrepid explorers who go through a “wormhole” into another dimension. The film has been given a release date of November 7, 2014.

In addition to McConaughey, the film’s impressive cast includes Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Topher Grace and David Oyelowo. You can watch a teaser trailer below.