Christopher Nolan is truly a cerebral filmmaker, one of the top blockbuster directors in the entertainment business, with the philosophical underscore of his movies as advanced as the effects his post-production teams create to tell his story. WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich today announced that British American filmmaker Christopher Nolan will serve as special guest editor of the upcoming December issue.
“Christopher Nolan is a master storyteller,” Dadich wrote on WIRED.com. “We wanted to give him license to create a magazine version of the kind of rich, detailed, and complex worlds he builds for his films.”
The collaboration with WIRED was inspired by Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar, which hit theaters last week and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. But the December issue casts a wider net, drawing on Nolan’s entire filmography, including Memento, The Prestige, the Dark Knight trilogy, and Inception for inspiration.
“Our December issue will be dedicated to the theme Time, Space, and Multiple Dimensions,” wrote Dadich. “We promise some truly mind-warping stories from this collaboration.”
Nolan completely reimagined the structure of a magazine, dispensing with the conventional division of short articles in the front and longer articles in the back. Instead, the issue is built around five dimensions, growing increasingly complex as readers make their way from the front cover to the back.
The December issue of WIRED will be available on select newsstands, WIRED.com, and tablet editions beginning November 17, and it will hit newsstands nationwide on November 25.
This marks the sixth time WIRED has worked with a guest editor. Bill Gates (December 2013) was the most recent.