Interstellar: what can we expect?
Just as the slow burning marketing campaign for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar cranks up a notch with the release of the film’s first teaser poster (scroll down to take a look), we thought it would be a good time to take a look at what we can expect from the hotly anticipated sci-fi drama.
A stellar cast
The film features some top-notch actors: Matthew McConaughey (playing a character called Cooper), Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married), Ellen Burstyn, and Nolan’s regular collaborator, Michael Caine, all star.
As with most of Nolan’s work pre-release, the exact plot is being kept under wraps, but what we do know is that the movie will be about space travel, centring on a team of explorers who take a voyage through a wormhole. Judging by the teaser trailer (below), cornfields play a part too…
Like some of its cast, Nolan has joined forces with familiar talent behind the camera: his brother Jonathan Nolan penned the film, his wife Emma Thomas produces, production design is by Nathan Crowley (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight), and Hans Zimmer is on scoring duties.
Busy making his directorial debut with the Johnny Depp-starrer Transcendence, cinematographer and regular Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister wasn’t on board this one; instead Tailor Soldier Spy’s Hoyte Van Hoytema is in the DoP’s chair.
It will be in IMAX
Like the latter two of his Batman movies, the film was shot in IMAX, as well as 35mm anamorphic. One for pushing the boundaries in camera technology and capabilities, the director stuck an IMAX camera inside the nose of a plane.
A full trailer is on its way
The teaser trailer and film poster not enough for you? Then worry not, as a full trailer will reportedly be shown next week (16 May) alongside the US release of Godzilla.