Matthew McConaughey leaves Earth behind in the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

A new Christopher Nolan film is an event that is matched by few others when it comes to audience expectations. After blowing us all away with his Dark Knight trilogy and amazing us with the mind-bending awesomeness of Inception, you can always bet that Nolan has something special up his sleeve. Very little is known about Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, and almost nothing was given away by the teaser trailer released five moths ago. Warner Brothers has just released a second trailer for the film, and it’s quite simply breath-taking.

Interstellar is based on the scientific work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, and will reportedly explore the concepts of wormholes, time-travel and alternate dimensions. All that is known of the plot is that it will involve a team of explorers and scientists travelling through a wormhole in order to save mankind from an increasingly uninhabitable Earth.

Matthew McConaughey stars as Cooper, and the trailer mainly deals with his decision to leave his family to join a voyage into the far reaches of space. The actor is coming off his Oscar win and phenomenal work on HBO’s True Detective, and if Interstellar lives up to its full dramatic and epic potential, McConaughey will continue on his way to being cemented as one of the finest actors of his generation. In true Nolan fashion, the film boasts an incredible ensemble cast; joining McConaughey are Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace and Nolan mainstay Michael Caine.


Take a look at the trailer here:


The trailer is undoubtedly one of the best in a long while and gives off a 2001 mixed with ‘early Spielberg’ vibe, which is surely a good sign. It gives away very little about the plot or characters and seems to only cover the first part of the film, showing nothing of the space voyage after the team enters the wormhole. It builds the emotional foundation of the film in Cooper’s desire to return to his family. The trailer teases the audience, and viewers should be salivating at the endless possibilities of what Nolan could have in store for us. Interstellar definitely has the potential to be a new sci-fi classic for the ages.


Interstellar will be released in Australian cinemas on November 6th, 2014.


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