Anytime Christopher Nolan makes a movie, it’s a big deal. From his Dark Knight trilogy to Inception, we make it a point to watch whatever the hell he puts out there, and his upcoming sci-fi adventure Interstellar is near the top of our must see list. Nolan and star Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the Paramount panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and debuted a new trailer for the mysterious film. It hasn’t been released yet, but word is that it will come down the pipeline before long, and they’ve also unveiled a new interactive website to keep you occupied until then.
The latest trailer for Interstellar is slated to drop online sometime tomorrow—see, I told you it was happening soon. We don’t know exactly when just yet, but as soon as it hits, you can bet we’ll get it up and share it with you fine folks. Or, if you would rather see it on a big screen, and can contain yourself for just a couple of days, you can wait until Friday, when the trailer will reportedly screen with Marvel’s deep space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. You were going to go see that anyway, right? (If you weren’t, you need to, it’s as awesome as you hoped it would be.)
We didn’t see the trailer at Comic-Con, we stayed in our dimly lit corners of the country instead of interacting with actual people. But lucky for you, Cinema Blend was there, and described what they saw thusly:
Space travel painted in scenes we haven’t seen in some time. Vast, picturesque imagery of alien galaxies. Wormholes, planets, stars – it’s a blur of scientific beauty.
That sounds promising indeed. And sure it’s only a tease, a quick taste, but we’ll take what we can get until the movie actually opens and we can see it for ourselves later this fall.
At the moment the new website, interstellarmovie.com, doesn’t have a ton going on. You can get a 360-degree view of one of the film’s key locations, a middle-American cornfield, and the vast sky above. Apparently the sky changes by time of day, so it’s never the same view twice. There are also cryptic messages to be found like “Look Around You,” and “The Answer Lies Above Us.” You can bet that as we get closer to the release date, more and more will appear here, so it will probably behoove you to check back and poke around from time to time. Some have reported that pulsing stars in the night sky are really Apollo 11, so you might want to check that out.
Nolan is notorious for keeping a tight lid on his films, and Interstellar follows the predicable pattern. We don’t know a ton about the actual plot, but the story involves a newly discovered wormhole, global climate change, leaving our world, and searching for a future of humanity in the stars far beyond where we’ve ever ventured before. One thing Nolan always manages is craft thoughtful films full of big ideas that still manage to find a spot with general audiences, and this looks to be more of the same, which is just fine with us.
Interstellar stars McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, and David Gyasi, and opens in IMAX on November 7.