6 Things We Know About Christopher Nolan's ‘Interstellar’

Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for this sci-fi epic from the director behind ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy. What mysteries lie within?
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6 Things We Know About Christopher Nolan's ‘Interstellar’

Paramount Pictures has finally launched the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which is getting fairly mixed reactions from fans that have seen it. It contains just a few seconds of actual footage from the movie, setting up Matthew McConaughey's Cooper as our hero. It is an inspirational montage of space exploration footage from America's rich archives, and stands as a call to arms for the restoration of NASA and our space program, which has ground to a halt in this country over the past few years. Some people have found it quite emotional and moving, while others are a little baffled by it. What does it all mean? Christopher Nolan has always been a cinematic magician, and he wants a deserved air of mystery surrounding this particular drama, which promises to be a true science fiction epic. But what do we really know about Interstellar? Watch the trailer again, and then uncover some of the mystery behind the movie.


1 It is Based on the Theories of Kip Thorne

Interstellar

Interstellar's screenplay, which follows a group of explores who use a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in interstellar voyage, was written by Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan, as inspired by the theories of theoretical physicist, gravitational physicist and astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Great. Cool. But who, exactly is this guy? Kip Thorne is a 73 year-old professor who counts Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan as his best friends. He has worked as a college professor, and is one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein's general theory of relativity. We need just look at some of the questions he has posed about space exploration to see where the story might be headed. We already know there is a wormhole in the movie. Its likely that Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and his team will travel to what is known as 'the dark side of the universe', which will in turn give the visionary that is Christopher Nolan a way to artistically express what his imagination sees as a possibility for what lies at the deep end of space. It is here that he will likely allow viewers, for the first time in a film, in IMAX and 3D, to observe the birth of the universe. Interstellar will set aside all that we know from popcorn sci-fi, giving audiences the most realistic visual explanation of a space-time warp and gravitational waves that we've ever seen, utilizing the vast technological tools he now has at his disposal. We will also likely see a cinematic exploration of quantum behavior. While we have a minuscule understanding of how this will be wrapped around a three-act structure, its not a stretch to expect the appearance of black holes, gravitational radiation, relativity, time travel, and wormholes before the movie is over.

All of the above has been culled from the various limited interviews and expressed subject matter that has come forward for the movie thus far. As you can see, the first Interstellar trailer is a true teaser. Christopher Nolan has established himself as a name brand, and a trusted money earner. He doesn't have to show us anything else, and what we will see leading up to the film's release will be extremely limited. This may be his one and only chance to really hold back on an audience, and he's taking that risk. If (god forbid) Interstellar bombs, he'll continue to make movies. No doubt. But he won't get away with this type of secrecy. So enjoy the anticipation and mystery and wonder he is playing with here. We don't often get this. And it's a treat for movie lovers. And space travel enthusiasts.

Interstellar was released November 7th, 2014.

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  • 2movieguys • 1 year ago

    fascinating....

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    • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

      @CoreyB Oh, I'm sure he'll make this movie as good as most of his other movies are. But, As soon as i get a better look at the movie from what we see from the next trailer, that is not a teaser trailer and is a regular theatrical/full trailer, then i might gain more interest in this movie.

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      • CoreyB • 1 year ago

        @themoviefanatic Yeah Nolan will keep alot of this underwraps...If you get a chance read the 2008 script that Jonathan Nolan wrote for Spielberg. Though Chris Nolan will add alottt of touch-ups it's a great read and gives you a much better idea of what we're in store for. I usually don't do things like that, but I had to read it the other day. Think of it as a short story. Awesome stuff and will most likely end up being Nolan's most visually stunning film to date. Its sad that Wally Pfister has moved on to directing (and exciting) because I love his style and I know he'dve made this look phenomenal. I trust Nolan's new choice as DP he aint too shabby himself haha. But dude give it a whirl it's a good read and you can just tell Chris Nolan will put that Nolan spin on it and blow our heads off!

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        • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

          @CoreyB That's true. When the next trailer is released for this movie, it will be interesting to see what it will show since this teaser trailer didn't show much in it. I do know though that since this is the teaser trailer, it wasn't going to show much in it, but they could have at least added a bit more into it before releasing it.

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          • CoreyB • 1 year ago

            @themoviefanatic Nolan takes his time on all of his films. He hasnt let us down yet starting with Memento (I know the Following was before this...I heard it was great but Im counting films that were really out there in cinemas ya know? lol) Memento to The Dark Knight Rises all of his films have succeeded with critics and fans alike. His films all deserve repeat viewings as well which is always awesome going back and seeing something you missed. I am certainly no fanboy I can promise you that...I just appreciate great movies and the feeling it can give us. There's nothing better than a great flick my man! And he always delivers on that end. I defff wouldnt judge it by this teaser alone. Nolan is giving us nothing!I rewatched the Inception teaser TDKR teaser and also TDKnights teaser...they all were prettty poor lol. We know how they all turned out.

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            • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

              @CoreyB I agree. Hopefully this movie will be good.

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              • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                @themoviefanatic yeah i was never a huge fan of his but you cant doubt the fact that he has had an amazinggg last couple of yrs! Im psyched

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                • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 1 year ago

                  Nolan-esque in its entirety.

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                  • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

                    @CoreyB Good point. Though I must admit, I'm not a fan of Matthew McConaughey.

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                    • 2movieguys • 1 year ago

                      OK!.

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                      • ollie-styrene • 1 year ago

                        Perhaps this movie will bee too serious and not entertaining enough??? we`ll see...

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                        • ChiRep-1 • 1 year ago

                          Minus a few punctuation errors, this was a well written article that up'd my excitement for the film 1000x

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                          • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                            @narrator yeah i agree w that. That being said... Theyvcldve showed a cat dancin and id be excited

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                            • narrator • 1 year ago

                              @CoreyB To be blunt - and at the risk of sounding snotty - it's really not Nolan's fault that you can't hone in on the primary themes found in the teaser. I mean, it is, but only because you're not at the level he requires his preferred audience to be at. It may be a new concept to you, but I prefer grasping at easily accessible straws and perhaps being surprised at the outcome over being shown a majority of a film in the first few trailers. Clearly Nolan and company share the same opinion as I, at least in matters pertaining to this film.

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                              • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                                @themoviefanatic trust me ... This teaser trailer showed nothinnnngggg of what is to come! People who arent aware of this film will be like "oh what the hell is this?" But we all know Chris Nolan is one of the best directors working today and that he'll most certainly deliver. The man loves to give his audience spectacle which is an old trade that many directors gave up on to just pop in cgi everywhere. Nolan is a master of doing mostly all in camera! He always finds a way to bring us something new that we'll all be talkin about come next fall! Plus him and his brother know how to tell a story which most of these big blockbusters lack! Just hearing mcconaugheys monologue gave me chills because i know this teaser is jus that... A teassse to make us say...huh?

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                                • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                                  @ridgl yeah some of these articles lately are so stupid

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 1 year ago

                                    @ObiWanShinobi Slow day? lol.

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                                    • thedude1 • 1 year ago

                                      I wasn't expecting much from a teaser for a movie that is still about a year away. However it did exceed my expectations.

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                                      • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

                                        @CoreyB Yeah, you're right. It is just a teaser trailer. Although, If I remember correctly, Man of Steel's teaser trailer showed more for Man of Steel then this teaser trailer showed for this movie.

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                                        • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                                          @themoviefanatic dude it's a teasers just wait I know ull like it.... Trailer will prob get u more excited...I thought the teaser was beautiful

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