Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Trailer Points Toward the Stars

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Trailer Points Toward the StarsChristopher Nolan should have another hit on his hands when Interstellar arrives in theaters later this year based off the second trailer that Warner Bros. and Paramount released today.

Matthew McConaughey (HBO’s True Detective) stars in the film written by Christopher Nolan and his brother, Jonathan, that follows a group of outer space explorers forced to blindly enter a wormhole in an effort to save humanity from extinction as the ability to cultivate food disappears. As with Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy before it, Nolan will once again play off the emotionally driven relationship between father and child as McConaughey’s character is forced to leave his kids behind in order to try to save them.

The Interstellar trailer is masterfully asssembled by offering a glimpse of where the story is headed without giving away too much. It ends with the ship, that looks as if it were plucked from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, entering the wormhole. The trailer structure is similar to what Lionsgate utilized for the first two The Hunger Games films where the actual games were absent from the pre-release marketing.

Joining McConaughey in Instellar are Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, William Devane, Casey Affleck, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow and Ellen Burstyn. Foy looks a lot like a younger Hathaway, which calls into question where some element of time travel will work its way into the narrative.

Last year’s Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock set the precedence that a serious science fiction film can be successful at the box office. I expect nothing less from Interstellar and hope that Nolan took note of the bar Gravity set and intends on raising it.

You can catch the Instellar trailer on IMAX starting today attached to Godzilla, and the full film will be released in IMAX and traditional screens on November 7.

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