Short of the one-sentence summary, “Group of astronauts travel through a wormhole,” little was known about Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster sci-fi film. Now, Warner Bros. and Paramount have released the first full-length trailer to the film, set for release November 7th.
In stark contrast to modern trailers that divulge much of the movie’s plot, the two-minute trailer above is long on suspense and short on action. The trailer juxtaposes images of dying crops and post-apocalyptic wastelands with celestial scenes of space travel, but ends leaving more questions than answers. The clip focuses on protagonist Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), an engineer and pilot who must become an astronaut in order to save the Earth after the planet’s dwindling food supply.
“We must confront the reality that nothing in our solar system can help us,” says Michael Caine with typical gravitas. “We’re not meant to save the world. We’re meant to leave it. And this is the mission you will train for.”
Details of that mission are still scarce, but Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow and Ellen Burstyn have all been confirmed to presumably help McConaughey save the planet.
Based on a script co-written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, Interstellar began shooting in August 2013 and was shot in Canada, Iceland and Los Angeles before wrapping up last December. Nolan is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to divulging secrets and reveals about his films before their release. With the release of the first trailer, Interstellar shouldn’t stray too far from the filmmaker’s secretive game plan.