After putting Batman to rest with The Dark Knight Rises (at least for the time being), the bombshell was dropped early this year when Christopher Nolan announced his next project. Heading back into original territory, he confirmed that his next film would be the sci-fi epic Interstellar, and now we know when we’ll be able to see it.

Revealed in a press release today, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Pictures have announced they are teaming up for the production of the film, with the former studio releasing the project stateside and the latter handling international rights. The big news, however, is that the film will be released in regular theaters and IMAX on November 7th, 2014, where it will go up against a mysterious Disney animated project, and then have some competition with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 hitting two weeks later.

Originally set for Steven Spielberg, the project “depicting a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding,” is described as a “complex and multi-layered” sci-fi picture that follows “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole,” with conceits such as alternate dimensions and time travel working their way in. His brother Jonathan Nolan, delivered the original script, based on theories developed by Caltech physicist Kip Thorne. The Inception director then took his brother’s draft and merged his own ideas into it. That’s not the only Nolan project in 2014 though, as his DP Wally Pfister will also be releasing his directorial debut Transcendence in April, which Nolan is producing.

Have you called off work yet to see Interstellar?

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