The idea has been around since 2006, when Steven Spielberg was attached to direct--the younger Nolan came on board to write the screenplay in 2007. As late as 2010, the idea was still in play for those two to collaborate.
The premise springs from "a scientific theory by Kip S. Thorne, a Caltech physicist and expert on relativity. His theory that says wormholes exist and can be used for time travel intrigued Spielberg, who attended a Caltech workshop on the subject with Thorne and other scientists."
Matthew McConaughey Jessica Chastain Casey Affleck Michael Caine Anne Hathaway and veteran character actor Bill Irwin Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream) Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2) John Lithgow Wes Bentley David Oyelowo David Gyasi Game of Thrones actor Elyes Gabel Matt Damon and Timothee Chalamet star in the pic.
The script was penned by Chris and his younger brother Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst will produce the pic. Jordan Goldberg is executive producing.
All that was known about the plot at first was that it would follow a group of scientists who travel through a wormhole into another dimension.
The Ft. MacLeod Gazette added a key plot point. The "updated synopsis" includes a MINOR SPOILER:
Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.The film is Nolan's longest film to date - clocking in at 169 minutes according to The Film Stage. Slashfilm reports that the IMAX Company will be installing a 15perf/70mm film projection system inside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood exclusively for the run of film. Advance screenings are planned as well.
The film is set for release on November 7, 2014.
The fresh peek details of the mission and what's at stake.