Over the years Christopher Nolan has proven himself to be one of the best in the bizz when it comes to keeping plot details under wraps, banning cast and crew from making revelations to the press while filtering out information on his own terms. Now it seems even his long-time composer and friend Hans Zimmer has been cut out of the loop. Zimmer was understandably tight lipped when GQ magazine asked the Oscar winner about the upcoming Interstellar but still had this to say:
All I will say is this: before I began, last January, Chris said to me, 'Hans, I will write one page of text for you. And you will give me just one day. Just write whatever comes to you from this one single page.
Before going on to talk about their artistic relationship in general:
It (the page) wasn't about the film... in a peculiar way, what Chris wrote down that day, and what he wanted from me, had more to do with my story than the plot of the movie. He knows how to get under my skin. That's the game we play.
All this might not come as too great a shock. Nolan and Zimmer probably share the most psychic director-composer connection Hollywood has seen since the Spielberg/John Williams glory days so maybe a big awkward script would just clutter up his music stand.
Whatever the case we can bank on it featuring plenty of this...
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Interstellar opens November 7th
It couldn't come sooner.