There was no shortage of excitement surrounding the release of a short teaser for Christopher Nolan’s mysterious, upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar late last year, but the brief preview revealed precious little about its plot or tone, leaving many to wonder exactly what the team that brought us Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy had in store for audiences. Thankfully, the first full trailer debuted over the weekend and pulled back the curtain a bit — but only a little bit.
Set to hit theaters November 7, Interstellar follows a group of astronauts who test the limits of space travel by traveling through a newly discovered wormhole. Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey stars in the film, which features an all-star cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and Topher Grace.
The new trailer focuses on McConaughey’s character, a former engineer and pilot who now appears to be eking out a living as a farmer with a small family. Tasked with heading off into space in search of a potential solution to a global food shortage, McConaughey’s character must decide between his family and humanity’s future on the other side of the wormhole.
Beyond what’s seen in the trailer, there’s little else known about the project — which is an impressive feat in the modern media age, but relatively common with Nolan’s films.
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