Spielberg, Nolan plan sci-fi project

Director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Jonah Nolan are collaborating on a potential science-fiction epic titled "Interstellar" for Paramount Pictures. To cinephiles, comic-book junkies and science-fiction fans, the prospect of this team exploring the outer edges of space together is the filmmaking equivalent of a blooming supernova.

Nolan, who co-wrote "The Prestige" and the short story upon which "Memento" was based, has just been hired to adapt the mind-bending ideas of physicist Kip S. Thorne into a narrative screenplay for Spielberg, director of such sci-fi classics as "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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