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Christopher Nolan has attached an IMAX camera to a Lear jet to film scenes for Interstellar

11.18.2013

Christopher Nolan's love of shooting in IMAX is not news, but it is still cool to see how he implements the large format filming in each of his projects. The best use of it still remains the heist sequence in THE DARK KNIGHT. Now, with INTERSTELLAR, Nolan is going to give us some truly spectacular aerial shots if these set photos are any indication.

Nolan's frequent Visual Effects Supervisor, Paul Franklin, tweeted some photos that have since been removed. But, this being the Internet, they are never fully gone. The photos show a Lear jet with an IMAX camera embedded into the nose of the plane. There are no further details as to exactly what the filming will be of, but we know it will be in the sky.

The plot of INTERSTELLAR is still guarded, but here is what we know officially from WB.

Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan ("Inception," "The Dark Knight" Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

While this IMAX footage could easily be just for some breathtaking landscape shots, I doubt Nolan would be using the format for just something as simple as that. Could the wormhole exist somewhere in the sky above Earth? Or could it be transporting the characters to an Earth-like world? It remains to be seen. All I know is the movie had me at Christopher Nolan.

INTERSTELLAR stars Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, and Michael Caine opens on November 7, 2014.

Source: First Showing

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