Here is the first trailer to tease Christopher Nolan’s mysterious upcoming film, Interstellar. We don’t know what the movie is about — and, after seeing this trailer you will realize we still don’t. But it really feels ambitious…
Yes, that’s Matthew “If There’s a Movie I’m Not Currently In I Will Hunt It Down and Kill It” McConaughey doing the narration, and he will be joined in the cast by Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace and John Lithgow, so the cast is certainly top-notch. And, as you can tell, the newsreel footage and somber soliloquy make this feel like it wants to be epic. But what is the story?
This is Nolan’s first film since The Dark Knight Rises — which, for me, was an epic trainwreck, so I’m not sure Nolan is capable of pulling off a massive undertaking anymore. Then again, he did manage to make Inception work.
From the sparse clues in this reel, I think the story is probably about the first mission aimed at traveling to another star — but perhaps the action isn’t about the starship, but rather among the people left behind on Earth?
We’ve got a long time to ponder such questions: Interstellar isn’t scheduled to open until Nov. 7, 2014.