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WATCH: First Trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey

by Ryan Lattanzio
December 14, 2013 1:37 PM
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The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming and highly anticipated "Interstellar" has landed. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

Slated for a 2014 release, this ambitious sci-fi centers on a group of explorers who 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.


  • Ted | December 15, 2013 10:28 AMReply

    I'm not a particular fan of Nolan's, but I think the teaser works not because it's an effective teaser because of the public's general faith in Nolan's ability to deliver. It definitely sets up for some big reveal in the next trailer and I think will gets fans excited. All I'll say is if Nolan produces a box office hit on the order of "Inception" again, he will basically have a completely blank check to do whatever he wants.

    A side note though, Nolan has mentioned his affections for Terrence Malick previously, and I think it's interesting that this teaser seems very influenced by Malick. The rhythmic timing and delivery of McConaughey's narration seems very Malick-esque and the crop-burning and the naturalistically-lit close-ups of gently rustling corn seem right out of "Days of Heaven." Most people have thought of "Interstellar" as Nolan's "2001," maybe it will be more like a Malick film. Nolan has spoke of Malick's influence on him, though I've seen little evidence of that to date, maybe this time it will come through.

  • Ska-triumph | December 14, 2013 9:01 PMReply

    This is such a weak BS trailer. 90% stock footage and doesn't even suggest anything magical. I know this because it was the line trailer for the HOBBIT IMAX 3D screening and produced shrugs and guffaws. A trailer this isn't; it's one thing to have too much information but to have two minutes of NO PLOT is just as weak. Couldn't Nolan and co produce a visually striking teaser instead of this retrofitted Americana?

  • EMJAYWLZ | December 18, 2013 1:29 PM

    If you take a moment to actually absorb what you are seeing, and in the context of what it means, I think you might feel differently about this trailer. To reproduce something visually striking from a historical stand point, shouldn't compare to the events that "Actually Happened".

    Look at it.

    It's the evolution of space travel and all the marvels and success of America's space program. And that's real. Real people risking real lives with nothing more than junk by today's standards. Risk takers, not actors in front of a green screen or computer animation. Doesn't that mean anything? It's not just some worn out stock footage, it's history. The message, it's true, America in a sense has lost it's way. We bum rides with the Russians to the International Space station for goodness sakes. China has landed a Lunar rover on the moon recently. Without "Americana" it's likely none of this would be where it is now.

    Listen to the voice over.

    Everything he says is leading up to something big, very big in the context of the story. Its' all pretty much right there. Some of best filmmaking can come from the most simple things. Some stock footage, strong VO, and a few VFX plates. Great short film in a way.

    Magical? Perhaps not, but combined, everything in this trailer points to something amazing to experience.

    The movie in the end may tank, but with Nolan at the helm, I'll bet a dollar it will be excellent.

    I think this is an effective trailer. It's gets you to ask questions, and doesn't damage the experience with a reveal.

    Plus it's a teaser. Cut it some slack.

  • Chris138 | December 16, 2013 1:53 AM

    It's called a 'teaser' for a reason.

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