You may not be aware of this, but Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is going to take over this entire week. The film opens on Wednesday, November 5, in select theaters that can still show actual film, and expands to everywhere on Friday, November 7. You can rest assured that, until then, there will be a nonstop barrage of marketing from Paramount Pictures, just in case you didn’t remember that this massive space adventure was happening. To that end, there is a new poster, another clip, one more TV spot, and some additional photos to peruse. That should help pass the time until Wednesday.
First up, this TV spot gives you all of the basics. Interstellar takes place in a near future where global climate change has progressed to a point where the world will become uninhabitable very soon, like within a generation. In order to ensure our survival, a group of explorers travel through a newly created wormhole in order to search for a new planet to call home.
There are stunning visuals, bits of the story, and most importantly, from a marketing perspective, quips from critics praising the film. Reaction has been mixed, at best, and there are those who adore the film, shouting from the mountaintops about how gorgeous and moving it is, but also people saying it is full of cheap sentimentality, calling it all style and no substance. We’ll have to wait and see for ourselves later this week, won’t we?
This short clip highlights what the astronauts, including stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, have to go through on their journey. Not only are they stuck in close proximity in a glorified tin can flying through the hazardous vacuum of space, they’ve all also left things behind, primarily family members for the sake of this particular drama.
Interstellar opens IMAX screens everywhere, and as Nolan includes a reported 66 minutes worth of the large-scale format in the finished film, they’re totally doing anything they can to hype up that feature. That includes this poster that you can get at IMAX screenings on Friday. Slashfilm has the first look at this gorgeous one sheet from artist Kevin Dart, and this sleek, simple design is something that, should you be lucky enough to get your hands on one, you might want to frame and mount on your wall for all to see. Even if you wind up not liking the movie, this is still a beautiful poster.
And finally we get to the new photos. As much of Interstellar revolves around space travel, it seems like a safe bet that their spaceship will play a central role in the action. To that end, this new collection of photos focuses on the craft, called the Endurance. You see it from various angles on the ground in the actual movie—it’s sleek up front, but bulky and blocky at the rear. And there are also a number of different views of the vessel during productions. This gives you an idea of the scope and scale of the practical effects that went into this film. Nolan has always been averse to using CGI when it isn’t necessary, and that definitely appears to be the case with his latest.