Christopher Nolan

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For his next trick, Christopher Nolan will take on time travel.

After completing his Batman trilogy with last summer's The Dark Knight Rises, the Prestige director has lined up his next project—he's in talks to direct and produce Interstellar, a sci-fi drama penned by his younger brother Jonathan Nolan.

Fanboys, you can start salivating now.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, the 42-year-old Nolan is still ironing out the kinks of his deal, which is said to be complex, but the flick would be a coproduction between Paramount and his longtime studio Warner Bros.

Interstellar would certainly be a fitting addition to the filmmaker's canon of thrillers like Inception and Memento, considering it deals with such mind-bending concepts as space-warping wormholes, gravity fields and traveling back in time.

The story is based on a treatment written by CalTech astrophysicist Kip Thorne, whose theory on the subject sparked the interest of Steven Spielberg and producer Lynda Obst, who optioned the idea for him to develop as a big-screen feature in 2006. Jonathan Nolan came on board to write the script a year later.

No word whether the Lincoln director will remain involved in the project or perhaps in a producing capacity (which would make for an interesting collaboration, wouldn't it?). Spielberg's slate just got a little lighter after E! News learned yesterday that he has shelved his adaptation of the best-selling sci-fi novel Robopocolaypse indefinitely.

As for Nolan, the only other potential vehicle that's purportedly on his development slate is a thriller he wrote called The Key to the Street, which has Gemma Arterton attached and centers on the relationship between a woman who donated bone marrow to a man and saved his life, but little does she know who he really is.

Whether he ends up doing Interstellar as his next movie or something else, Nolan continues to be one of Hollywood's most bankable directors, especially after The Dark Knight Rises grossed a whopping $1 billion worldwide and ranks as the second-highest-grossing film of the year.

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