The McConaissance rages on as we get our first glimpse of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. This short, first trailer is set to inspire through words, which makes for a rather interesting teaser. Check out what the director behind The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception is up to next after the jump.
Rather than play up big explosions or flash images of the film’s stars, Nolan’s first trailer for Interstellar is a beautiful tease of ideas rather than breathtaking visuals. Nolan’s movies have always been high-concept and visually stunning, but like the teaser for The Dark Knight, he chooses the power of words to pique our interest. What could lie above us, and why do we want to know?
Here is the monologue spoken by Matthew McConaughey;
“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments, these moments when we dared to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our highest achievements, but we lost all that. And perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers, and we’ve barely begun, and that our greatest accomplishments can not be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”
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Here’s the plot synopsis from the video’s description:
“Interstellar 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.”
Nolan’s Inception grossed $825 million in worldwide box office throughout the summer of 2010, and as his latest original concept takes flight, it will be interesting to see how well Interstellar will do in the heat the Oscar season next year. The plot is fairly vague, just like the trailer itself. Were there any clues that you may have found in the trailer?
Starring alongside McConaughey is Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, and Michael Caine.
Interstellar hits theaters in November 2014. It was written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan.
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Source: Warner Bros.