One Of The Bleakest Monologues In Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy Never Made It Into The Films

The very first teaser for Batman Begins had a laser-guided focus: to remind you that this was far from the goofy Batmans of Forever, of Batman & Robin or Batman ‘66. But apparently, its bleak monologuing was even a bit too much for the actual (and plenty grim) movie itself. »10/09/15 11:10am10/09/15 11:10am


We Got Our First Real Look at HBO's Intense New AI Series Westworld

A woman is sitting in a chair, her face slightly battered, paralyzed. A fly is slowly walking across her face, and she can’t move — even when the bug walks over her opened eye. She can hear a male voice in her head, asking, “Do you want to wake up?” It’s the first extended look we’ve gotten of Jonathan Nolan’s series … »7/11/15 9:58pm7/11/15 9:58pm

Interstellar's Original Ending Actually Made Sense—And It Wasn't Happy

The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending. »3/20/15 1:55pm3/20/15 1:55pm

Forget Skynet: How Person Of Interest Depicts A Realistic A.I. Uprising

Tons of science fiction stories have shown artificial intelligence turning against us — but Person of Interest has broken new ground in showing an A.I. takeover that most people don't even know is happening. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman tell io9 why their show's take on A.I. revolt is subtler than Skynet. »1/13/15 4:19pm1/13/15 4:19pm

The First Pitch For Interstellar: "We're Not F--ing Going" To Space

Interstellar is an epic movie about space exploration with promising tag lines like "Go Further." But in reality, the pitch that landed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan the Interstellar gig sprung from his fear that humans had peaked at one flag on the moon. Here's our exclusive interview with Interstellar writer Nolan. »11/04/14 12:52pm11/04/14 12:52pm

Person Of Interest's Creators Had To Fight For The Show To Include A.I.

Person of Interest is one of the most fascinating explorations of artificial intelligence in pop culture. But executives originally pushed for the show to avoid mentioning where Finch's "irrelevant" numbers came from at all, according to creator Jonathan Nolan. The show's producers also told us what's next in season… »5/15/14 4:14pm5/15/14 4:14pm

Person of Interest's producers tell us what the Machine really is

Person of Interest is back from mid-season hiatus, and already the show is delving deeply into science fictional themes, like the nature of AI consciousness. We caught up with producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman to talk about what comes next, and their real-life inspirations for the guns-and-malware world of… »1/10/14 6:56pm1/10/14 6:56pm

Is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really about climate disaster?

Christopher Nolan is filming his hard science-fiction movie Interstellar, and we couldn't be more excited. Originally written by Jonathan Nolan for director Steven Spielberg, Interstellar is based on the theories of CalTech physicist Kip Thorne. But now we may know why humans need to go to another planet. »8/31/13 2:00pm8/31/13 2:00pm

Person of Interest's Nolan: "We have not lost our bloodlust."

Tonight we'll see the season ender for our favorite stealth scifi series, Person of Interest, about a team of vigilantes whose AI ally feeds them data on crimes that are about to happen. We talked to show creator Jonathan Nolan and producer Greg Plageman about what comes next in their world of surveillance technology… »5/09/13 5:47pm5/09/13 5:47pm

Jonathan Nolan tells us why Person of Interest embraces the surveillance technology Batman rejected

We had a chance to talk today with Jonathan Nolan, writer of Dark Knight and the forthcoming Dark Knight Rises, as well as creator of one of the fall's most promising new TV series, Person of Interest. He told us about how his fascination with surveillance technology inspired Person of Interest — and why Batman… »10/05/11 7:41pm10/05/11 7:41pm