Christopher Nolan, the writer and director of Memento, Inception, and the most recent Batman films, is taking up space on the big screen next year — literally. Nolan’s newest film, Interstellar, will be a space exploration adventure featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine (of course) and, based on this teaser trailer, maintains a reverent awareness of the iconic missions of the Space Age.
I haven’t found much about the storyline other than what’s stated on the IMDB page: “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.” So there’s some sci-fi involved… hopefully it’s done intelligently and remembers what the most important aspect of sci-fi is; namely, how real people deal with unfamiliar and challenging situations. Special effects, although necessary, should be secondary.
As far as this trailer goes, consider me teased. I don’t even care if the Apollo and Shuttle scenes are in the final film — it’s just great to see them memorialized on screen! (Fanboy grin.)
Interstellar comes out in U.S. theaters November 2014. Visit the official site here.