The first poster for the highly anticipated Interstellar was released this week. The poster reveals almost nothing about the movie, just the title ascending against a backdrop of stars, and the enigmatic tag line: “Mankind was born on earth. It was never meant to die here.”
It seems that the publicity machine around Christopher Nolan’s latest effort will be keeping plot details under wraps even as they build excitement for the movie. The hype has been huge around Interstellar, due to the epic setting, of course, but mainly due to Christopher Nolan’s reputation for smart stories and fantastic filmmaking. (I don’t care what he makes, I want to see it!)
The cast is also a big draw. Interstellar stars Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, both actors that Nolan had previously worked with in his Batman trilogy, and Matthew McConaughey, a new face in the Nolan-verse.
Developed from a story by Christopher Nolan and a script from his brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan, Interstellar promises to be as great a story as the Nolan brothers’ other projects. And it will have the added quality of being a sci-fi epic, since the sparse information about the movie indicates that it will deal with interstellar travel via wormhole. It sounds like an intriguing foundation for a story, particularly when realized by the meticulous and artful writing and direction of the brothers Nolan.
McConaughey called the movie “the most ambitious thing [Nolan’s] ever done. And he’s done some ambitious stuff.” That’s enough to excite any fan of Nolan’s work. And while I’m a little frustrated by the lack of details, I’m also excited by it. Mystery is the surest way to build anticipation… and, for me at least, it’s working.
Interstellar will be released on November 7th, 2014 in the US. Check out the teaser trailer below!