Christopher Nolan talks up the science of ‘Interstellar’ in surprise Comic-Con appearance

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Details on the plot of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar are still scarce, but the film may be his most ambitious to date. In a surprise appearance at Comic-Con, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception says that his latest film is his grandest in scope. One of the film’s executive producers is the theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who gave Nolan extensive guidance on how wormholes could work — a hint at how the film’s characters will accomplish their interstellar travel. But the film’s emotional core lies deeper, the director said. “It’s about what it is to be human, and what our place is in the universe,” Nolan told a rapt crowd in Hall H. “The further that you travel out into the universe, the more you realize…

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