Paramount Pictures, the studio that co-financed and co-distributed Marvel's The Avengers with Disney last year, will do the same with Interstellar, the new sci-fi epic from The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. Paramount Pictures will be handling U.S. distribution and Warner Bros. Pictures distributing the film Internationally. Interstellar will be released beginning November 7, 2014, in theaters and IMAX. Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Nolan, the film is based on a script by his brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan. Interstellar will be produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan of Syncopy Films and Lynda Obst of Obst Productions. Kip Thorne will executive produce. The film will depict an interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of scientific understanding. Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said, "As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world." Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, "Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we're extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project."