The marketing for Interstellar seems to be based on the idea that every new titbit takes us further and further away from earth. The first teaser and poster were pretty much earth-bound, the last trailer took us through take-off and into space, and now a new poster shows us Matthew McConaughey in full spaceman mode on another planet (well, presumably he’s meant to be on another planet and didn’t just decide to wear a spacesuit up a mountain).
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who 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.’
As it’s a Nolan movie, that synopsis doesn’t tell us much, but other info released has let us know that it’s set on a world that’s dying and running out of natural resources, with the wormhole offering humanity renewed hope. Explorers are sent through the hole to see whether they can find some new solutions.
Along with McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck, Bill Irwin, David Gyasi, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, and John Lithgow star. It’s due out in November.