New Info on Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR; Film Could Involve the Importance of Corn

     August 30, 2013


Details on Christopher Nolan‘s films are kept under lock and key until the marketing onslaught begins, but new info may have emerged regarding his new movie, Interstellar.  Previously, the logline only told us the story was about “a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”  Now, in an unexpected development, the reason for their exploration may involve corn.

Hit the jump for more.  The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael CaineInterstellar opens November 7, 2014. [Possible spoilers ahead]

christopher-nolan[I personally don't feel that the information below qualifies as a major spoiler, but some people treat spoilers like a livewire, and then get upset they're singed by the livewire even though it was obvious they shouldn't have touched it in the first place.  So if you don't want to know what sounds like a minor plot detail that will probably be revealed by the studio down the line, stop reading this article]

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the Fort Macleod Gazette [via JoBlo] is reporting the following:

Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.

Oh, climate change.  Will you ever stop being a good source of inciting incident and social commentary?

The Gazette has also posted some unofficial set photos, but we won’t re-post them here because of copyright trolls and the studio will probably ask us to pull them down anyway.  All you need to know is the photos have McConaughey, Chastain, and Grace on set and there’s a dust storm in a small town.  In lieu of posting an image from the set, I will post this humorous comic strip from the Perry Bible Fellowship that involves corn:



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  • TJW

    Sounds good.

    • The Real Nolan Troll (Lulz;)

      LOL! Fucking corn! HAHHAHAHHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. I couldn’t have hoped for a better sign that all my predictions at Nolan becoming a complete hack sell-out loser would come true. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. This is going to suck balls!
      Face it. You all know this plot sounds awful.

      • Dobby

        Jeez. haters gonna hate. Maybe if NOONE made movies any more you’d be happy. or, here’s an idea…. get of your arse and do better yourself. Friggin’ armchair critics.

      • TJW

        You have just given a troll his daily dose of satisfaction.

      • lulz to much

        “I swear to God that’s all I know.” “SWEAR TO CORN!!!!”

      • Lulz 2 B Had

        I can come up with something better than SPACE CORN: THE MOVIE, I can tell ya that much.

      • Gordon in a Hospital Bed

        “We were in this together…and then corn was gone…now this Canola…Rises. Corn has to come back.”
        “What if it doesn’t exist anymore?”
        “It must….it must.”

    • The Real Nolan Troll (Lulz;)

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

      • Corn-Ception

        Michael Caine Weeping; “This corn was as precious to me as it was to your mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect it. And I haven’t.”
        “You either live long enough to see yourself be come popcorn, or die on the stock”
        “And you know what fear is? It’s corn.”
        “WHERE’S THE CORNNNNN!!!! WHERE IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE’S THE CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • Nolanite Troll

    Hi! Remember me? I am a frequent commenter on every Collider article featuring Christopher Nolan.

    Does anybody know if there is a butt hurt fan boy impersonator for hire who can come to my mom’s basement where I live, gather my family, friends (action figures), and my girlfriend (my cousin), drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “MARVEL”? I’d really like that, in fact, I’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay 300 in Chucky Cheese tickets. 350 if he can make it taste like Pabts Blue Ribbon.

    • axalon


    • Kevin

      I like Nolan’s (Batman) movies and Marvel’s movies.

      Oh, and I don’t get it.

    • JBug

      Wouldn’t be a Nolan article without you. Thanks for the diligence and consistency.

      • Martyr for the greater good

        That wasn’t me but it was someone trying to steal my thunder. Maybe they realized how ludicrous the plot sounds and knew I would have a field day. It was all for not though. Nothing can ruin the happy mood I’m in. When Nolan put out the Dark Knight Rises, he proved his ego had gone way out of control, so much so that he thought he was bigger than batman and could just toss off a half-assed, very poorly done Batman movie (with basic continuity errors and editing problems that wouldn’t pass muster in an Ed Wood production let alone the piss poor script and dialogue), without paying the proper respect to the fans who helped him with his succes, or, the character to which he owns all of his stardom. Now, Nolan has exposed himself as a lazy hack, without anything worthwhile to say or any keen insights into the human condition (see: Inception). Above that he’s not even a competent director of action, so he really has nothing going for him. Alas, I tried to reason with Nolanites that this was the beginning of the end for the messiah, using my keen observations, but instead they ridiculed me. They ridiculed me when I said man of steel would be terrible; I noticed no one apologized after my prophecy can true. I predict Interstellar will likewise be terrible, being Nolan’s first bomb and the first rotten movie (outside of MOS) because Nolan will no longer have the hype he once did to sway the feeble minded. Taunt me if you must but know in your heart I’m right.

      • Ken

        I know in your heart you don’t believe that

      • JBug

        Firstly, what about dropping the Nolan impersonator line? Second, I get your issue with TDKR, but i don’t think “Nolanites” liked that movie either. Everyone agrees it was pretty bad. Am I right, Nolanites?

      • Lulz I B Haven

        It’s pretty obviously not me copying and pasting the Nolan impersonator line. There’s a kid on these boards named Griz I think it was who tried to debate me lost, and resorted to this childish tactic. He’s trying to do a satire, I believe, making it seem that the real reason I critique Nolan so much is because I’m secretly sexually obsessed with him. It’s pretty ironic when you think about it that he would obsess over every one of my posts so much and then try to do a satire of someone who’s obsessed with Nolan. For future reference if there’s ever a line about asparagus it wasn’t me posting it but rather Griz.

      • JBug

        That one is my favorite post. Love the asparagus line. This Nolan hating thing is getting confusing. Can y’all create one account and share the pw?

      • Lulz 2 B Had

        Could do that, except the piss guy is a Nolanite.
        Nah I’d rather keep exposing Nolan’s awful writing by adding corn to everything.
        “Have you come to die with your city?” “No, I’ve come to find corn.”

  • axalon

    That’s very interesting, in the 2008 script that’s been circling around I think they went through the wormhole because Earth had been ruined through war and had generally run out of resources.

    • Guest

      You probably shouldn’t be talking about that on a collider article man. Also, you might have misread it because that’s not the why of it.

      • axalon

        ‘You probably shouldn’t be talking about that on a collider article man.’

        Why? It’s not a spoiler or at least nothing that wouldn’t be revealed in the trailer.

  • enzofloc

    As long as it’s all over the place and you can’t make any sense out of it, I’m in. Anyway, Nolan’s an expert at worm holes. No. Plot holes. Never mind.

    Be interesting to see how this one fares now that it’s not sandwiched between two Batman movies. I predict the beginning of a major slide, despite the casting.

    Everyone but Christian Bale. Hmm.

    • axalon

      It just started filming for god’s sake!

    • Kevin

      You can find plot holes in any story. People are just more vocal about the ones in Nolan’s movies because they’re popular.

      • JBug

        and because they tend to be pretentiously complex, not necessarily a bad thing when executed properly (Nolan is a master at this).

      • enzofloc

        Pretentiousness can be good if the artist has integrity. Nolan is very interesting but I also find him deliberately esoteric, manipulative and calculating (and sometimes condescending). Certainly unnerving, making himself a target for criticism. And he seems to make things more perplexing than necessary as a way to cover up the logical gaps in the narrative. Did you ever wonder if he constructed Memento in reverse as an afterthought? Maybe after realizing it wasn’t compelling or sound enough in chronological order. It was a brilliant move nonetheless, as the viewer also becomes memory-impaired.

      • Kevin

        No, I don’t think the Nolan brothers did it as an afterthought at all. I actually think it was Jonathan’s first thought. The thing I don’t like most about his DC movies is that he has to explain why Batman/Superman is important, without just showing it.

      • Being Real

        Fuck you and your hypocrisy. You have no right to ever criticize a film-destroying plothole again you lying, disengenuous pile of monkey excrement. You nerded over plot holes in your past and you know it’s true. Don’t act like Nolan is above reproach, especially when he just announced: SPACE CORN: THE MOTION PICTURE.

      • Kevin

        Huhwhat? I don’t know of any film-destroying plotholes in his movies. And the only reason anyone is focusing on corn is because Goldberg pointed it out. No one even knows what this movie is about yet.

      • Reality Check

        Bane knows where the weapons division is after Fox explicitly states that there no one but him and Wayne know of the location. BOOM! Can’t take the movie serious after that because it can’t follow it’s own internal logic. Credibility destroyed. Such lazy bullshit.

      • Voltron

        Yeah…kind of like how I’m the only one who knows the password to my email account and yet it still gets hacked. Just because two people think they are the only ones that know about something doesn’t mean someone else can’t discover it for themselves. If Bane knew that Bruce was Batman I’m pretty sure he could connect the dots to figure out that all his toys were developed by Wayne Enterprises and go from there. Especially with Talia working from the inside. That’s the “logical” conclusion that I’ve come to.

      • Reality Checked

        Why bother explicitly stating that nobody knew the weapon division’s location without showing Bane surmising the location using his superior intellect, which would establish the brilliance of the character? See, it’s just bog-stupid writing and utter laziness. The choices in the story were so, so bad. Why have so much Modine when you could have removed his scenes, added the aforementioned Bane scene and a badass scene of Wayne making it back to Gotham from the desert prison? Those are way more interesting moments in the story than The Catwoman house scene or the wasted subplot of the special forces that sneak into Gotham that does sweet fucking NOTHING to progress the story at all, other than to show Bane is badass, when they did that already for the preceding hour and change of the movie.
        Basically people are so offended by Rises because Nolan clearly gave no fuck at all about it. There was so much stupid shit that could have been remedied by a single script polish, minor tweaking that would have turned it from terrible to decent, not great. But nobody involved gave a fuck. ‘Here’s garbage fanboys! Eat it up because you have no standards.” Way to prove them right dipshits.

      • Kevin

        That’s really just nitpicking, honestly. The only part I think they should have explained better was the very end with the nuke. There are things I don’t like about the movie, but overall I really enjoy it. I feel bad for you if you can’t enjoy a film because they don’t explain absolutely everything.

  • Kevin

    I just imagine the closeup on an ear of corn, with the “DUNNNN-DUNNNNN-DUNNNN”.

  • Nolanite Troll

    Hi! Remember me? I am a frequent commenter on every Collider article featuring Christopher Nolan.

    Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

    • Weepy McAlfred McCrybaby

      “Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see Corn there, with a stalk and maybe a couple of kernels. Corn wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to Corn. But we’d both know that corn made it, that corn was happy. I never wanted corn to come back to Earth. I always knew there was nothing here for corn, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for corn than that. I still do.”

  • sense11

    Cue Nolan haters

    • Nolan B. Corny

      “If you make yourself more than a man, then you become something else entirely.”
      “Corn, Mr. Wayne. Corn.”

    • Nolan B. Corny

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like CORN. ;-)

      • Christian Bale

        WHERE’S THE CORRNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Littertray

    I can’t believe no-one made a cornhole joke….

  • Agent777

    I love Nolan’s films, but shouldn’t a movie like this have a more international cast? Now knowing more about the plot… white people just aren’t historically good at agriculture. Plus a space film about humanity banding together to save the the world really has nothing to stand on with out a international cast as it would take a global effort to get anything like this off the ground.

    I’ve been re-watching Ishiro Honda’s fabulous Space Trilogy, which was a huge influence on Star Wars, and one of the best things about it is the theme of all nations banding together to pull off the impossible. Battle in Outer Space alone featured Turkish, American, Russian, Canadian, Iranian, etc. characters.

    But leave to the Americans and Brits to make space films that only feature American and British characters.

    So that’s a little niggle I have about this film. It will be a good film, but it will likely divide Nolan fans.

    • Liderc


    • TheDevil’sAdvocate

      No, but it’s explained in the story.

    • AustinPowers

      white people historically not good at agriculture??? where are you getting that from? America is the top Agricultural exporter by far. Other top exporters include Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain… then China and Brazil.

  • Gojiro

    So this film’s going to be about interstellar corn holes?

  • drewlicious

    Climate change. Great, now is going to start bitching about Nolan’s liberal bias. Which is funny because they love the Batman movies for being conservative in their eyes.

    • Theodore Trout

      They must have overlooked all the controlled demolition.

  • Adam Heatherly

    Thats CORNy!!!!! :)

  • LoSt arK

    Your informations about movie is WRONG
    It’s not a film about corn, lol
    i dont lnow why you just post this wrong news in site!

  • Lance

    Corn! Well, that Nolan spazz troll certainly has been given something to get excited about! LOL.

    • Bane of Corn

      It doesn’t matter who we are. All that matters is our corn.

  • bmrich73

    So the new title should be Intersteller Cornholes.

  • cineast4

    Standing by for serious fan posters featuring lens flares, debris
    and corn floating in space to hit the web…

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  • rhizomeman

    Wow, what a let down. So derivative sounding – I mean, how many movies have dealt with earth’s resources running out, scarce, etc…wish it was something more interesting.

    • Corn 2 B Had

      As derivative as a the villain holding an entire city hostage with a nuclear bomb? Hardly.

    • Corn 2 B Had

      As derivative as a the villain holding an entire city hostage with a nuclear bomb? Hardly.

  • pinkincide

    It’s Corn Times! Maize Days!
    Nolan and Dan Halen: separated at birth.

  • Strong Enough

    just read the script. Jonathan Nolan’s draft is good.

    • Collider Readership

      FUCK OFF!!! Nobody wants you here! NOBODY!!!!!!!!

  • Unique Jenique

    Corn? For some reason I want to take this as a grain of salt…

    • mbmarquis69

      would you like butter with that too?

      • Unique Jenique

        Yes. Slather it on! LOL

  • ThisGuy01

    Christopher Nolan’s new movie is going to be about exploring space to find new minerals & resources for us to survive? That sounds ridiculous. He should keep making movies about a billionaire who dresses up in a giant Bat suit & fights crime. Now that’s real world drama!

  • moviedbuff

    In Corn We Trust

  • Sam

    The image of Nolan looking dramatically at the camera with the image of just corn next to him opened a whole bag of laughs for me.

  • enzofloc

    This must be a first! There are so many hotheaded Nolan haters and fanatics that Matt escaped ridicule.

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  • Willie

    I’d never imagine someone using the words “corn” and “Nolan” in the same sentence. LOL

  • AFilmGuy

    What sucks is this terrible base of selfish movie-goers that are either ‘nolanites’ (who associate his work with miracles of cinema or relate it to only his Dark Knight trilogy) or anti-nolanites (who believe, mostly because of some traumatized TDKR experience and oftentimes Inception being in the mix, he is some sort of a cheap hack that has no talent), yet both or either of these bases have no idea how to separate selfish, personal biases from perspective and consumption of cinema. Now, because of corn, the anti-nolanites jump to a “it’s going to suck big time”/”corn? really?” perspective. Films have been based and centred around the use of several other random objects that come to represent something symbolically. We as an audience have to not look at this as “It’s the guy that did TDKR” (which, if any of you knew anything about studio-director relationships, along with the influence of mainstream, that his film was heavily impacted by outside factors, and for what were his mistakes solely, God forbid a director stumbles – it’s nearly impossible not to stumble with Hollywood’s suppression of keeping personal projects out and audience-intended, marketable money-making films in) and look at it as “Interstellar” which contains topics and subjects. I can’t help but notice all these people arguing over his talents/lack-of when they hardly know anything about art cinema in general. Nolan was not always a mainstream director (“Doodlebug” – a short about the obsession of self and the small imperfections of uncontrolled factors – “Memento” – widely accepted in film scholar community as a masterclass of non-linear narratives mixed with tight dialogue-driven characters and an acute sense of pacing). Of course, Nolan isn’t perfect and he’s not always the best out there. But, he’s got a better collection of cinematic values than any of the nolanites/anti-nolanites who claim they like movies only when it appeals to what they enjoyed (just a rule of cinema, films are not obligated to follow you, you follow them and decide whether you personally, not universally, enjoyed them). I feel bad that someone like Nolan has now become a product of his Hollywood reputation among ignorant fans (it’s fine to be a fan but not to think all his work is perfection regardless) and anti-fans (which I feel sorry for your sensitive personalities to be so deeply and disturbingly affected, not even Star Wars fans were so senseless and unintelligent to abandon all of Lucas’ work simply because of Star Wars Episodes 1 & 2 which were vastly more disappointing to that large scale of mass success than TDKR was to the minimal, contemporary trilogy). I hope that the more intelligent, respectable movie-goers will have more of voice than the arrogant “butt-hurt” fans and non-fans. It’s a relief to know that cinema does not take note of arrogant fans though as something to really keep value in. I am happy there are scholars out there that hold more respect, value, and knowledge than any of the posing Western/Hollywood/mainstream-influenced movie-goers of today. I feel sorry that you will be so busy with your love or hate of Nolan that you are going to miss out on the values of film.

    • Lulz all around da world

      P.S. You mad brah? ;) Lulz.
      “Pretty brazen outfit for a corn-burglar”
      “I was born in the corn but you merely adopted it.”

      • AFilmGuy

        No, not angry. “Brah” is not a word. And the article comes to mention one aspect of the film – corn – and you fly off the handle, claiming it’s a precursor for a doomed film? Embarrassing. I’ve seen your ignorant, lifeless comments. I know you probably won’t take much to my comment, not that I’m bothered with it, and I know you’re not going to take much out of this response either. Nothing is more satisfying than knowing you are stuck exactly where you are: in a cycle of endless Nolan-influenced “butthurt” (which isn’t much of an intelligent word, but it seems most of you take kindly to it in more than one way) that I, fortunately and along with plenty others who have a strong sense of cinema both in and outside of mainstream garbage you are so eager to consume like a robot to the cheap fuel, don’t have to share. We’ll be too busy enjoying the films you’re missing out on. I’m sorry for your loss that is your internet reputation on Collider. If it came down to asking you and a scholar what they thought of Interstellar – be it good or bad – I am more than eager to listen to the scholar, for they provide insight, not insult. You’re as capable as an infant with rage and insult, but nowhere near as significant or influential as someone who has knowledge. You have been disregarded from any and all important discussions involving film outside your anti-anything-that-you-don’t-approve-or-like clan.
        PS: Your mixing of TDKR and ‘corn’ is inspirational, truly. I hope you know that deep in your heart. Your mask that is “Lulz all around da world” is made out of paper and week. But thanks for trying to speak honestly and truthfully, anyway. Good luck to you and your future endeavors, whatever great goals you aspire to accomplish (if you contain the capacity to really know what a ‘great goal’ would be, but seeing as you add to the world’s problems and not solve them, I’m sure you’re on quite the road to mass-embarrassment, and I won’t even bother to notice that).

      • Voltron

        I mean this in the most sincere way possible when I say “preach on, brother.”

      • Lulz @ Yallz

        What da fuck did I just read? I’ve seen all cinemas broseph. I’m just particularly harping on Nolanites as a response to their blind idolatry of a false idol. You’ve heard of the Golden Calf? Nolan is the golden calf of contemporary cinema. A false idol, one that needs to be smote.

  • Mr. Cobb

    Nolan is the new Messiah! Nolan is the son of god! The Dark Knight Rises is better than Citizen Kane!! Nolan will save us all with holy corn. Praise Nolan!!!!

  • stefan

    Corn really ?

  • kilar

    LOL… This is aweosme. Nolan’s ‘corn’ movie.

  • kilar

    LOL… This is aweosme. Nolan’s ‘corn’ movie.

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  • Ben

    I didn’t know there was an entire society based off of Nolan’s movies. Interesting. Also, I’m very much looking forward to this movie. It’ll be the highlight of 2014, unless I win money or something.

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