- Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
- Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan co-wrote, directed, and produced the 2014 epic science fiction film Interstellar. The film features Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine. The film depicts a crew of astronauts who journey through a wormhole near Saturn to seek a new home for humankind in a bleak future where civilization is battling to live.
The screenplay was written by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and it was based on a script Jonathan developed in 2007. Interstellar was co-produced by Christopher and his wife, Emma Thomas, through their production firm Syncopy and by Lynda Obst through Lynda Obst Productions. Theoretical scientist at Caltech and 2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics Kip Thorne served as executive producer, scientific consultant, and author of the companion book, The Science of Interstellar. Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Legendary Pictures contributed to the production's financing. It was filmed on 35 mm Panavision anamorphic film and 70 mm IMAX film by Hoyte van Hoytema. Filming for the movie's main sequence began in Alberta, Iceland, and Los Angeles in 2013. The company Double Negative provided additional digital effects for Interstellar and the numerous practical and miniature effects used in the film.
Interstellar debuted in Los Angeles, California, on October 26, 2014. It was initially released on film stock in the United States before being expanded to places using digital projectors. The film grossed approximately $677 million worldwide (and $701 million with further re-releases), ranking it the tenth-highest-grossing picture of 2014. The screenplay, direction, themes, visual effects, musical score, acting, and ambition of Interstellar were all praised. The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design at the 87th Academy Awards.