In each of his past films, Christopher Nolan has taken us to places we’ve never been before. The mind of a man with a broken memory. A markedly non-cartoonish Gotham City. Dreams within dreams within Leonardo DiCaprio. For his next film, the grandiose sci-fi headpiece Interstellar, Nolan is jettisoning us to at least one different planet outside of our solar system. (Assuming it’s not just Earth in some weird Sphere-ish twist.) And we get a good look at that planet’s inhabitable terrain in the film’s newest one-sheet, seen above.
In it, Matthew McConaughey is taking a stroll through across what is presumably a frozen tundra. (Did they film this in Lambeau Field?) The plot details behind Interstellar are still mostly under wraps, but we know that McConaughey and a crew of scientist astronauts are sent on a mission to find a planet that could serve as a new home for humanity, which is in dire shape back on Earth thanks to climate change. Darn you, carbon footprints! To get there, McConaughey and company may or may not be using a wormhole, as Nolan cites physicist Kip Throne as a major inspiration and story resource for Interstellar‘s script, which was co-written with brother Jonathan Nolan.
Is it just me, or does it seem like McConaughey is going to be incapable of smiling in this movie?
It’s a fine image and all — and is actually the subscriber cover of Empire’s latest issue — but can we get some kind of a moratorium on posters where it’s just a character moment from the film? These things are supposed to be advertisements, and this doesn’t really advertise anything to me. It reminds me of the blurry Star Trek Into Darkness posters from last year. It’s all fine. Just not great.
This ridiculously impressive cast includes Anna Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, and Topher Grace. Will they all be leaving Earth in order to seek our salvation? Can they leave Topher Grace behind? Chew on that while checking out the full-length trailer, which still gives me a warm feeling in my tum-tum.
Find out if humanity’s fate is sealed or not when Interstellar hits theaters and IMAX on November 7. If you don’t see it in IMAX, you’re saving your planet wrong.