We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. Are we lost on that? Perhaps, we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us. - Cooper, from the teaser trailer.Interstellar
, scheduled for release in November 2014, is a film directed by Christopher Nolan
, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. It is about a group of explorers who use a newly discovered wormhole to make an interstellar voyage.
Tropes present in this film:
- All-Star Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, David Gyasi and Wes Bentley.
- Production Posse: Several familiar faces show up again, such as Michael Caine and Hans Zimmer. One notable absentee is cinematographer Wally Pfister (who is busy with his own film Transcendence with Johnny Depp) who had shot every one of Nolan's films since Following.
- Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: The trailer presents a rather Romanticist view of space travel - "our destiny lies above us."
- Shout-Out: The narration used in the trailer and shots make it look like Nolan is paying Homage to Terrence Malick (one of Nolan's inspirations for filmmaking).
- Stock Footage: Used in the initial teaser, which shows things like Wright Brothers and when Man first entered space.
- Twenty Minutes into the Future: All that we see of the film's setting is someone driving an ordinary looking pick-up truck.
- What Might Have Been: Steven Spielberg was originally attached to direct.