Christopher Nolan's New 'Interstellar' Trailer Is Even Better Than We Imagined

Christopher Nolan's New 'Interstellar' Trailer Is Even Better Than We Imagined

Christopher Nolan has crafted some of the biggest sci-fi movies of the last decade, with the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception. This fall, he returns with the hotly anticipated Interstellar, an apocalypse-style movie that promises ice planets, space travel and a cast that's a who's who of Oscar winners.


Released Wednesday, the trailer shows a very human, very emotional journey through the cosmos. Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway helm a team of astronauts sent by Michael Caine's character to find another inhabitable planet. McConaughey leaves behind his wife, played by Jessica Chastain, and a daughter, and is forced to battle with the feelings of leaving his beloved clan on a dying Earth as he explores the universe.

The trailer focuses more on tableaus and iconic images than it does the plot — there's Chastain with a burning flare in a field, there's Caine reciting a verse of Dylan Thomas, there's a solar flare as a planet surfaces drifting past the ship. But even through these snapshots, Interstellar already looks like another of the character-driven, bleak, morally complex movies that Nolan does so very damn well.

The movie, also featuring Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck and Matt Damon, takes off Nov. 7.

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