Above, we have an official Interstellar TV trailer from Warner Bros. that, unfortunately, doesn’t offer any brand-new footage from the film; then again, the awe-inspiring visuals teased in the latest theatrical trailer has already sold us on Nolan’s vision, so we don’t really need to see any new material at this stage. The way that Nolan shot Interstellar (strapping IMAX cameras to aircraft, using practical set pieces for his cast to act against) has already prompted more than a little bit of discussion about the film, even with much of it under lock and key.
Having said that, the movie’s trailers – when you add them together – offer a basic, yet intriguing outline of the plot for Interstellar. Namely, there’s an ecological crisis on a not-too-distant future version of Earth and it’s up to a team of space explorers (led by Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway’s characters) to save humankind by undertaking an ambitious mission to the stars. And by “stars,” we mean beyond even the known solar system, via the use of “a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel” (as the film’s official logline puts it).
No doubt, there’s more to the Interstellar story crafted by Jonathan Nolan (as well as the script that he and brother Chris co-wrote) than the trailers have been letting on. Indeed, seeing how this is a Nolan production, there’s a good chance that the actual movie will include some tricky non-linear storytelling and editing techniques – the kind that make both human drama and spectacle/action more engaging. Heck, that’s pretty much guaranteed, in a film where plot points are informed by theoretical astrophysics.
Rounding out the cast of Interstellar are Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Michael Caine (Now You See Me), Ellen Burstyn (Louie), David Oyelowo (The Butler), Casey Affleck (Out of the Furnace), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), and David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), among others.
Interstellar opens in U.S. theaters on November 7th, 2014.
Source: Warner Bros. UK