Christopher Nolan’s Inception is a great movie. It’s big, ambitious, full of stunning visuals and interesting ideas, and action packed to boot. It’s also 148-minutes-long, which is a significant investment time wise, and complex as all hell. However, if you want to relive Inception, but don’t two-and-a-half hours to sit down and watch it, or don’t want to do the mental gymnastics, this TL; DW (Too Long; Didn’t Watch) video from gives you the rundown in short order. There are also fart noises, enjoy.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One, and it’s both an exciting and unnerving prospect. The book is so damn good that we’d love to see a big screen version done right, but it’s so damn complicated and problematic that is also seems almost unfilmable. Earlier we heard that an unexpected name, Christopher Nolan, had been offered the chance to direct the film, but now there are reports that four other names are being considered, or are at least on the studio’s dream wish list.
According to Ain’t It Cool, the four new names are Edgar Wright, Peter Jackson, Matthew Vaughn, and Robert Zemeckis. Remember what I said about it being dream list, as they are definitely shooting for the stars here. Any one of these, Nolan included, could be an awesome fit and bring their own unique set of virtues to Ready Player One.
Anything Christopher Nolan puts his hands on is going to be regarded with the utmost attention, as his films are the rare breeds that mix imaginative intelligence with big box office grosses. So I’m pleasurably aghast that Warner Bros. has reportedly offered Nolan the chance to follow up the massive space event Interstellar by directing the planned adaptation of Ernest Cline’s superb virtual reality thriller-comedy-drama Ready Player One. Christopher Nolan + a flawless video game-inspired story + a budget to bring this crazy ass story to life = OMGOMGOMG.
News of Warner Bros. offer comes from Tracking Board, so we’re not quite sure what that means for legitimacy’s sake. We only just recently had to deal with reports that Ready Player One is on a massively expensive path, so this kind of amazing news would lead to riotous fury should it prove false.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar may not be the massive, runaway hit that a lot of people expected it to be (it’s only earned $450 million dollars worldwide thus far and failed to win even a single week at the box office), but the intricate plot and time fluctuations have lead to a great deal of back and forth discussion, which is always entertaining. In case you, like many people, had trouble keeping the timelines straight, a couple of new infographics have popped up online to set things straight.
Just a heads up, if you haven’t seen Interstellar there are spoilers to be found ahead. Then again, one of these images comes with its very own spoiler warning, so you get a two-fer.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a movie that has inspired a crazy amount of debate since it was released a couple of weeks ago. Big and ambitious in every way, viewers have fallen all over the spectrum in regards to how they feel about film, and whether certain element work for them or not. Problematic as it may be, one thing everyone agrees on is that it is an absolutely stunning movie to watch, especially on an IMAX screen. A couple of new fan made posters have surfaced, and while they capture the gorgeous visual nature of Interstellar, they also cleverly touch on some of the more puzzling elements of the film as well.
If you haven’t already seen Interstellar, which you really should—despite the major flaws in and problems in many areas—there may be some spoilers beyond this point. We’ll try to keep it to a minimum, but better safe than sorry. But if you have seen the film, you’ll recognize what these images are trying to communicate immediately.
Whatever else you can say about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, there’s no doubt that it leaves you with questions. Depending on how much you enjoyed the film, those questions may be about the movie’s themes and plot twists, or you may just be left asking, “What the hell were they thinking with the bookshelf thing?” Either way, some of those questions are due to be answered, courtesy of a new comic filling in some of the film’s backstory.
SPOILERS for Interstellar below!