If you feel like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is building towards something, you know, other than the actual movie release, you’re not alone. Starting last week we got a new poster every day, and you know how this week kicked off? With yet another new poster, that’s how. At least this one is a different shape than all the others, taking the form of a banner instead of your traditional vertical one sheet. Way to mix it up you guys. Maybe they’re working up to a new trailer or behind the scenes look, but until then, if something like that ever does materialize, we’ll have to content ourselves with this, and it ain’t too bad.
What little we know about the plot of Interstellar revolves around global climate change progressing to a point in the near future where the Earth won’t be able to sustain life for much longer. As a result, the entire planet is a kind of Great Depression-esque dust bowl, and a crew of astronauts, including Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, must take to the stars and venture through a newly discovered wormhole, on a search for a new planet for us to colonize and settle on. That’s where the catchy slogans like, “The end of the world will not be the end of us,” come into play.
The posters we’ve seen thus far seem to show off various worlds that these intrepid explorers visit, including one that may be entirely covered in water. This particular planet that we see in the latest offering may very well have appeared on a poster already. All in all, this looks like a less than pleasant place to transplant the human race. Everything is covered in snow, so you’re probably right to assume that the environment is a bit on the cold side (at least there’s water, right? That’s always a big hurdle). All of the ground you can see is rock, and it doesn’t appear that there’s anything is growing, or if anything can. Add to this fact that the astronauts are wearing their space suits, and it’s a short jump to the idea that maybe there’s breathable air on this orb. All of those are rather sizeable impediments to settling a new place, so we’ll just put this one in the maybe pile.
However this plays out, we’re damned excited to finally see Interstellar. It feels like it’s been a long time coming, and the idea of Christopher Nolan playing around with an IMAX camera in deep space is an exciting one indeed. And the film appears to have a more hopeful, optimistic tone, and once again the human race looks up to the stars and imagines what is possible instead of wallowing in misery and depression.