By this point it should be abundantly clear that we’re beyond psyched for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. It looks like the big (emphasis on big, as the movie runs a mammoth 169-minutes-long, Nolan’s longest to date, but we think he can top this number in the future), sprawling science fiction epic that we’ve been waiting for, and when you hear it repeatedly compared to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, by the filmmaker and others, it’s hard not to be intrigued. And as we build up towards the release date, Paramount Pictures has release another collection of photos from the film.
To be honest, these pictures aren’t the most exciting ones that we’ve seen, especially when compared to those from deep space or on the surface of other planets. Many of these are behind the scenes kind of scenarios where the actors are doing their thing, but with Nolan lurking in the background—it kind of looks like he’s the villain in a horror movie at times, although that shot of Matthew McConaughey and John Lithgow chilling on the porch of a farm house looks like it would be a nice, quiet place to kick back and have a leisurely cup of coffee.
Set in the near future, Interstellar shows a world where global climate change has progressed to the point where Earth won’t be habitable for much longer, and we’re slowly being engulfed by a Great Depression-esque dust bowl. Our only hope is for a group of explorers, including McConaughey’s Cooper, must travel through a newly discovered wormhole and search nearby worlds for one that we can colonize. It’s like an intergalactic house hunt.
Still on Earth, you can see Cooper driving his big man truck, looking pensive, probably at the thought of leaving his children behind and being responsible for the future of the human race.
There are also a couple of pics of Anne Hathaway…
…who is another of the intrepid astronauts.
And then there’s math. I guess that makes sense, a journey of this sort is sure to include all kinds of equations and calculations and things I don’t really understand. And though this guy looks a bit like low-budget horror legend Sid Haig, it’s actually Kip Thorne, the physicist who served as a scientific advisor on the film to make sure it is as accurate as possible. Nolan is nothing if not thorough.
We learned yesterday that Interstellar features more than an hour of IMAX footage, which means you should see it on the biggest screen possible when it open on November 7. But if you just can’t wait that long, you’ll have the opportunity to see it, projected on actual film, in select theaters on November 5.