Director Christopher Nolan has risen in the ranks of Hollywood filmmakers over the last 15 years. With movies like Memento, The Dark Knight, and Inception under his belt, Christopher Nolan movies are now considered “event films” for general audiences and film fans alike. Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, should be no different, as it marches to the beat of its own drummer and appears to be pushing the boundaries of the science fiction genre.
While Interstellar doesn’t come out in theaters until November 2014, it’s never too early to get the word out about the latest from Nolan. Paramount Pictures is teaming up with Warner Bros. to release Nolan’s sci-fi film, with its first teaser trailer set to be attached to screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson’s second installment in The Hobbit trilogy is posed to be a high money earner when it’s released on December 13, so just imagine how many people will get a chance to watch footage from the newest Nolan film. According to FirstShowing.net, the teaser for Interstellar will run for one minute and 43 seconds.
This isn’t the first time that Paramount has used a Warner Bros. film to promote their highly anticipated genre movies. If you remember last year, Paramount released the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness in front of IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. While J.R.R. Tolkien fans don’t always line up with Gene Roddenberry/J.J. Abrams fans, Interstellar seems like a better match with The Hobbit. Christopher Nolan fans transcend genres and age demographics, more so than J.J. Abrams fans.
Recently, new images surfaced that showed how Nolan attached IMAX cameras to jet planes during the shooting of Interstellar. Nolan signed a deal with IMAX Entertainment that will allow the director to shoot more of his movies with the technology, so it’s going to be interesting to see how IMAX photography figures into the science fiction film.
As for Interstellar, the details of the film’s story are still a bit vague, despite Paramount releasing the following official plot synopsis: “A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.” It’s rumored that Nolan’s latest film will involve parallel dimensions, and could involve climate change as well.
Christopher Nolan co-wrote the screenplay for Interstellar with his writing partner and brother, Jonathan. The film is based on the writings of theoretical physicist/astrophysicist Kip Thorne, who is serving as the film’s creative consultant and executive producer. Nolan is producing the film with his producing partner and wife, Emma Thomas, along with producer Lynda Obst.
Interstellar features Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, and (of course) Michael Caine.
Interstellar will hit theaters everywhere on November 7, 2014, in IMAX.