We suspected this was coming. There’s been so much promotion for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar—posters, photos, magazine covers, TV spots—that it felt like they were building up to a big reveal, and now we have this fresh new trailer. And it is just as epic and gorgeous as everything else that we’ve seen from this movie thus far. As if we weren’t already giddy and jumping up and down at the fact that we’re just over a month away from the November 7 release. And you might even be able to see the movie a few days early.
We can’t be 100% certain because we don’t have sources on the inside, but we’ve heard reports that the final Interstellar trailer will run theatrically with David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which hits theaters this Friday, and we’re going to go out on a limb and guess this is that trailer. Gone Girl is gleefully high class trash-art and totally worth checking out, but even if you aren’t interested, it might be worth the ticket price just to see this trailer. It gave us chills on our computers, we can’t imagine what it will do to us blasted across a full-size movie screen.
While this trailer doesn’t tell us anything we don’t know about Interstellar—global climate change has progressed to the point where the world won’t be able to sustain life much longer, and in order to survive, a group of explores travel through a wormhole to search for new worlds to colonize—but there is a bunch of stunning new footage, and enough hints to keep it interesting content wise. For instance, we’ve seen those drones before, but never got an up close look at them, and there are cryptic hints in play. They’re obviously up to no good, but you can’t help but get the idea that these drones, which we’ve heard are from India, may be indicative that the balance of power in the world has shifted a few degrees, which could prove fertile thematic territory to explore. There are also signs that they may possess a kind of advanced artificial intelligence and learning capabilities.
More than anything, however, Interstellar looks incredible. It’s impossible not to see those wide shots of the ship soaring through space, those mountain sized waves, and new, unexplored planets and not get goose bumps. It’s that sense of hope and wonder and the possibilities that wait out there in the universe that we’re really excited to see portrayed in a movie. This should be a nice tonal shift from the dire, we’re-all-totally-screwed narratives that make up so much of the current science fiction landscape
We haven’t seen the movie yet, and won’t for some time, but it is starting to screen for some of the bigger outlets out there, and thus far what we’ve heard has been nothing less than full-on praise. Here’s what EW’s Chris Lee tweeted:
Well placed source was at #Interstellar cast screening, says it's Nolan's best film: Spielberg-ian warmth mixed with Kubrick-like braininess
— Chris Lee (@__ChrisLee) September 19, 2014
If you just can’t wait until November 7, and we can’t blame you for being impatient, you will have the opportunity to see Interstellar a few days early. Paramount just announced that you can now buy tickets to select screenings in a variety of formats, including digital 70mm IMAX and actual 35mm film, in a limited number of theaters on November 5. That’s not super advanced, but it’s enough. You can go HERE to find screenings in your area.
Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, and David Gyasi.