Christopher Nolan and actor Matthew McConaughey took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con International last week to premiere the latest trailer for their epic science fiction adventure Interstellar, which is due to bow this November. Now that trailer has hit the Internet, and if you’re like us, you’re going to end up watching this thing six or seven times in a row before you can pull yourself away…and quite possibly with a lump in your throat.
We were both seriously wowed and genuinely moved by Interstellar’s earlier trailer, and this latest look at Nolan’s film just dials all those emotions up to 11. This is a film that doesn’t just look beautiful and emotional and powerful, but one that feels like we desperately need right now. Every second of the 24-hour news cycle is filled with horror upon horror, but a film like Interstellar dares us to believe that we might actually surmount all those problems, that there’s hope for us, and a future for us, if only we overcome the worst aspects of our natures and strive for it. And in a time when big-screen science fiction has been almost exclusively dominated with apocalypse and dystopia, Interstellar is true aspirational science fiction that challenges us to look up and dream of something brighter again.
Interstellar finds humanity in dire straights, with climate change having ravaged the world and our food supply rapidly dwindling. McConaughey stars as a former pilot recruited for a mission that could save mankind. As the official synopsis puts it, “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.”
We’ve grabbed a selection of screenshots from the trailer below, highlighting its gorgeous imagery and detailed practical sets and costumes. The November 7 release date can’t get here soon enough.