Christopher Nolan Hires Let The Right One In Cinematographer For Interstellar

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-04-23 14:41:29discussion comments
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While Christopher Nolan is undoubtedly proud that his long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his directorial debut with the sci-fi drama Transcendence, it does leave him with a bit of a problem. The Dark Knight Rises helmer is currently preparing to start production on his own next feature, Interstellar, and with Pfister busy on his own project Nolan has been forced to find a new director of photography. Today, however, he has found his man.

The Dutch website Film Abides (via NolanFans) is reporting that Hoyte Van Hoytema, who served as DP on acclaimed films such as Let The Right One In, The Fighter and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has been selected as Nolan's cinematographer for Interstellar. The new film, which is set to star Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, is based on a script written by Nolan and his brother Jonah, and is said to be about a variety of scientific theories including wormholes and gravity fields.

There is an interesting twist to this story. Just last week we learned that Nolan will once again be using IMAX cameras to film sequences in his new movie, just as he did on The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. But both of those movies were made with Pfister, so how will Van Hoytema adapt to using the notoriously bulky, loud cameras? Given the cinematographer's track record, we can assume that he'll do just fine, and we can't wait to see the results when the film is released on November 7, 2014.
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