Christopher Nolan Planted 500 Acres Of Corn Just For The Film ‘Interstellar’ And Generated Lucrative Business Out Of It
Interstellar was one of the best science fiction film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar as a movie was full of surprises, mysteries, and mouth opening moments. There were also many surprises in the back-end of the production of the movie.
Christopher Nolan had a substantial budget of $165 million dollars offered by Paramount, Warner Bros., and Legendary Pictures but the picture was completed with $10 million less than what was allotted to him by the production houses. How did he manage to achieve that?
Christopher Nolan was determined to save money wherever it was possible. Instead of using CGI he got his production house to grow actual corn fields for the scenes on Matthew McConaughey’s character’s farm. After the completion of production of Interstaller, he sold off a pretty good crop.
On an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan explained how he asked for suggestions on growing corn-fields for his own movie from Zack Snyder, director of Man Of Steel. He said,”Luckily, Zack had grown a bunch of corn, so I said, How much can you really grow practically?”
“And they had done a couple hundred acres [for Man of Steel], so we looked into it; we found that where we wanted to build our farmhouse really close to the mountains [outside] Calgary. In the end, we got a pretty good crop, and we actually made money on this.”
Christopher Nolan Planted 500 Acres Of Corn Just For The Film Interstellar And Generated Lucrative Business Out Of It
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Nolan said, “It looked like the Ken Burns film about the Dust Bowl that he did for PBS, which was really a remarkable piece of work. We really had to scale back from the reality of what those things were actually like in the Dust Bowl because you look at the photographs, and it actually seems too crazy. I was always fascinated with the idea of presenting what seems like a science fiction doomsday scenario on this sort of big scale that’s actually less than [what] really happened in America.”
The American lead actor Matthew McConaughey was leaving in a trailer near the home of his character while the shooting was going on in Calgary, Alberta, said that for the first three hours of meeting with Nolan they never talked about film.
“I came away knowing nothing else about the film,” Matthew added. “We talked about who we are as 43-year-old men, talked about who we are as [fathers], talked about our kids. We talked about some other films and work and just got really a sense of each other. And so when I walked out, I had a little bit of, ‘OK, what was that?’ I think he wanted to see who I was.”
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