First Image from INTERSTELLAR; Story Will Involve Black Holes, Relativity, Gravity, and a Father-Daughter Relationship

     May 8, 2014


Earlier this week, we got the first poster for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar, and now the first official image has debuted from Paramount.  The story revolves around 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.”  According to Nolan’s production designer Nathan Crowley, it also involves “black holes, relativity, gravity, and their effect on time,” as well as a “very human story about a father and a daughter.”  We also know the plot involves climate change and a search across time and space to save corn, the Earth’s sole remaining crop.  Matt Damon is in the film, so I’m hoping for a crossover with The Informant!

Hit the jump to check out the first Interstellar image, and if you want to see the new trailer, click hereInterstellar opens on November 7th and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne HathawayJessica ChastainCasey AffleckMichael Caine, David OyelowoWes BentleyJohn LithgowEllen BurstynTopher GraceDavid GyasiMackenzie FoyBill Irwin, and Timothée Chalamet.

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  • Person

    Not a true Nolan movie unless a parent can’t connect with his/her children or a child can’t connect with their parents. Themes of identity, obsession, guilt, so on. And of course, sci-fi and IMAX. I’ll be there opening night.

    • JBug

      How many of his movies have that parent/child theme? I guess Inception, and you could try to argue Batman Begins, but what else?

      • Redemption

        The Prestige had that theme

      • JBug

        I’d say that was a plot point, if anything, and that still leaves the following, memento, the other 2 batman movies, and insomnia, so I still don’t see a trend.

      • pickanam

        Exactly…he is just one of those “in nolan we trust” drones who does not actually appreciate his work but insipidly follows him into the bathroom to take a shit cuz of the 2008 joker hype. fake fans

      • Person

        Not at all. I’ve been pretty staunch in my opinion that TDKR is average at best (the first two are masterpieces though), that Memento is good but overrated, and that The Prestige is perfect until the last third makes it unforgivably terrible.

      • Internet User

        The Dark Knight is underrated because Heath Ledger is overrated.

    • Walt gamble

      More likely the daughter will be dead. Dead women are the core of almost every Nolan film. I look forward to this more than any other film this year

    • the king of comedy

      Yeah I don`t see a trend here either, still have high hopes for this movie

    • oops

      OH shut up u sound like such a tool

  • Colin Christian

    This will be the movie to beat. Nolan is moving in on his Kubrick moment,he is the only one up to the task,I cannot wait to see this on the biggest screen possible.

    • lordjim

      kubrick made obsessive, edgy and deeply unique pieces of art the masses didn´t enjoy, because they weren´t made for the masses.nolan makes blockbusters with more intelligence than michael bay and less style than michael mann or david fincher.he is never going to have a kubrick moment (paul thomas anderson has lots of them, but he seemes to have studied kubrick, sorsese etc. and while kubrick tried to find new ways of composition, anderson is just a student borrowing from old masters).nolan will never be like kubrick and he is not trying to.nolan tries to make mainstream films more interesting within their boundaries (which is a fine task), so you can´t compare him to kubrick, antonioni, tarkovsky, fellini, bergman etc. who never made hollywood money, but reinvented cinema.

    • BigJimSlade

      But Kubrick was a great filmmaker who’s films will be remembered for the ages. I don’t see how Nolan is much different than Michael Bay (though Bay seems to have a heart and is better at telling a story without the need for endless exposition).

      • the king of comedy

        People are really taking Nolan to extremes, he`s not as good as Kubrick, he`s not as bad as Michael Bay, he`s a talented director who makes great movies, but not the masterpieces that Kubrick made, but still one of the best directors working today.

      • Strong Enough

        you need to learn people have their own opinions

      • Nintendo Zapper

        You’re right. Bay doesn’t need exposition. He has explosions instead.

    • job

      no, stop talking you fake fan of nolans born out of the 2008 Joker media hype. stop it.

  • Bloost

    Please don’t be sentimental. Please don’t be sentimental.

    • Person

      Are you referring to a specific Nolan movie? I don’t think any of his movies are overly sentimental.

  • Lex Walker

    The fact that its description specifically references “Relativity” and “Father-Daughter Relationship” I’d bet at some point the daughter becomes older than the father. Please don’t be that obvious, Nolan.

    • Faptain America

      I think this is exactly what might happen. Earth is dying. Someone figures out how to come out the other side of a black hole safely. McConaughey farms so he comes along to help farm the…alternate Earth they find on the other side. Except that as with any lightspeed travel, time slows down, length shortens etc. Therefore Mconaughey will see his farm on the other Earth, with his daughter now very old. The old lady will see him and say, “Dad?”
      Maybe she teaches him how to save his Earth before she, yes, dies.

      In fact I’ll go one better. Mackenzie Foy plays Mcconaughey’s daughter on Earth one. Other side of black hole? Mcconaughey’s daughter is now….Ellen Burstyn. Thanks Nolan.

      • KB80

        Who do you think Jessica Chastain is playing? She has red hair so does the girl in the picture.

      • Faptain America

        That works too. Red hair.

      • Unicron

        We have a winner

      • Nintendo Zapper

        I’m sure you realize that by the time he returns on earth, double the amount of time would have past, there by completely making his “saving the earth” null in void because by that time, earth would most likely be toast or have solved its problems. It would be fifty plus years (at minimum estimates) before he’d return by your plot, and last I checked, fifty years in society where technology moves at an exponential rate, so much so that interstellar space travel has been discovered, makes it unlikely that they wouldn’t fix their own solution by then or would have been unable to do so in the first place hence the last ditch effort to keep humanity alive by sending them to another planet to start over to begin with. You also assume that they would find another parallel planet that would some how be exactly like ours? I’m pretty sure Nolan has heard of “After Earth”.

      • nintendo zapper

        HAHAHA FAIL! “ANOTHER EARTH” not “after earth”. HAHAHA!!!! Oh, me.

    • Nintendo Zapper

      Unless their on the ship together, what do you expect from a scientifically correct concept (or one trying to be as correct as possible according to the synopsis) What about the father out living his daughter if he goes on the ship and she stays on earth? Either way, who ever goes on that ship is going to out live their earth family. That’s just science and the theory of relativity traveling close to the speed of light. Don’t hate the science. Hate yourself for not making your own movie that you’d rather see instead. Sometimes obvious plot threads aren’t what matters. It’s what a filmmaker does with them is what makes movies special.

  • In Nolan We Trust

    Nothing excites Matt more than the idea of corn being projected on a screen.

    I can imagine him as a little kid, standing up in a crowded theater and pointing at the screen. “Look, Ma! It’s corn! Right there! Right on the screen!”

    “Yes, just like the kind growing out your ears, dear…”

    • Lex Walker

      That was a pretty desperate attempt at mocking the writer. Stop trying so hard.

      • In Nolan We Trust

        It’s all meant in good fun. ;-) But honestly, why are we talking about corn, when the movie is so much more than that?

        It would be like if we just talked about the airline meals on board the Pan Am moon clipper in 2001, instead of talking about Hal or the evolution of man.

    • Strong Enough

      well that was corny.


  • tarek

    Two directors still give me hope that the cinema isn’t dying: Christopher Nolan and James Cameron.

    • Raptor Jesus

      You’re joking, right? Or did you not see ‘TDKR’ and ‘Avatar’?

      • the king of comedy

        I agree, I don`t think those were bad movies, but both of them were truly dissapointing

      • waxmyass

        WTF do YOU and all of these monkeys here know about what is a good movie?? you plonkers just go EAT UP whatever the fuck is thrown at yo ass. You’re all a bunch of sheep who bend over for whatever is trending so stop trying act like film critics. DAMN.

      • the king of comedy

        Fuck you, if you liked these movies try to defend them with arguments not with insults to whomever didn`t feel the same way. I had huge anticipations for both movies and I left the movie theather dissapointed, not because they were bad movies or because I had an awful time, but because they didn`t live up to my expectations and they had potential to be among the best movies of their genres.

      • tarek

        I loved Avatar. Give me avatar any day over Terrence Malick’s rambling movies.

      • Michael N.

        Lets not compare The Dark Knight Rises to Avatar.

      • Lex Walker

        Because it’s depressingly apt?

      • wax

        You stupid fuck……enough of yer loser trend of TDKR was bad when it was BETTER than the BULLSHIT joker media hype success of TDK….of which created all of you FAKE ass “in nolan we trust” fans who dont know what the fuck yer talking about….and Avatar does not earn that box office without being a good movie and YOU will be first in line for avatar 2

      • Raptor Jesus

        It’s entertaining to see someone so wrong about so many things at so many levels. And with such emotion. But still wrong.

    • the king of comedy

      Really? Those two? What about Darren Aronofsky, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Danny Boyle, Steve McQueen, Wes Anderson, Michael Haneke, Terrence Malick, and if you want to include some older generations of directors still working today you can also name Cleant Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen. I`m not saying the ones you named are bad directors, but James Cameron is way past his prime (I think the best movies he`s done are the terminator movies, aliens and the abbysm) and Christopher Nolan while a good director is overrated, he`s not Kubrick as many claim him to be and I woulnd`t put him above the directors I just named, altough he`s arguably as good as the young ones I named, but not even close to the legends (Spielberg, Allen, Scorsese).

      • tarek

        I’ll take your list into consideration but just keep Terrence Malick for yourself. Not my cup of tea. He is so Boooooooooooooooooooooooooring. And I am very kind.
        Ah, and keep also P.T Anderson.

      • Michael N.

        Well to me the best directors working today is Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson. Both Spielberg and Scorsese is way past their prime and Woody Allen being hit or miss. And I would rather compare Nolan to David Lean. And lets stop pretending Spielberg and Scorsese are the greatest directors of all time. That honour would go to David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa and Andrei Tarkovsky.

      • the king of comedy

        I know Allen, Spielberg and Scorsese are past their prime, and that`s because their best efforts are some of the best movies ever made (I don`t think Nolan has made something that good yet arguably Paul Thomas Anderson`s There Will Be Blood wich I consider a future classic). Allen and Spielberg have been a hit and miss lately, but their names still carry a legacy and I think Scorsese still delivers amazing movies, not as good as Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, but I would still rank them above most of Nolan`s movies. I would definitelly put Scorsese above some of the names you named for best director of all time, Spielberg might not be better than them but still has a place among the best directors that ever lived. (I would say best five in no particular order Kubrick, Scorsese Kurosawa, Hitchcock and Fellini).

      • Michael N.

        I would make the argument that The Dark Knight and Inception are Masterpieces. And as for PTA I also think There Will Be Blood is a masterpiece and I would call The Master the same, though I did enjoy TWBB more. There is no denying that Spielberg is a giant in cinema but I wouldn’t label any of his films being a masterpiece even if I love Jaws, Raiders and Schindler´s.

      • the king of comedy

        I think Spielberg is one of the most gifted storytellers that ever lived, it`s amazing how he`s able to work in different projects at the same time and give us completely different movies, each one with their own soul and a plot that flows in a unique way (most of the time). He takes less time than most of the great directors to make a movie, even he said he feels more productive while working in different projects at the same time. You can see that the same year that he gave us Schindler`s List he also gave us Jurassic Park, the first one wich I do consider a masterpiece (beautifully shot movie brought to life by great performances and the interaction of the director with survivors of the holocaust), and the second one wich is a classic in his own terms, one of the most entertaining expieriences you could have had in a movie teather. Some people dismis Spielberg for being too family friendly but his influence in moviemaking is huge, as you said it he`s a giant in cinema, I do consider the movies you named and arguably ET and Close Encounters of The Third Kind as masterpieces, Saving Private Ryan I think is overrated and he`s done some great work that`s underrated such as Catch me if you Can, Munich and Minority Report.

      • the king of comedy

        I guess The Dark Knight can arguably be considered a masterpice, it was a well made movie, wich changed the way people looked at comic book movies and has influenced many movies since. I wouldn`t call inception a masterpiece tough, if there`s a movie Nolan should be rememberred for is Memento. Also I would put Boogie Nights as one of the best movies Paul Paul Thomas Anderson has made before The Master.

    • Michael N.

      Well after Titanic and Avatar I don’t see much hope for Cameron. And it doesn’t help that he is trapped inside Avatarland.

      • tarek

        I am ok with Avatarmania. I am eager to see to where he will take us in the next installment. I have faith in his talent and imagination.
        When I saw Avatar in 3D, it was a mesmerizing experience. I didn’t experience that feeling since Aliens.

      • Michael N.

        Fair enough.

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  • yrulaughing418

    Nolan has made a lot of amazing movies, but he’s not without fault, guys.

    Interstellar will certainly be entertaining, but there’s a high chance that it will take advantage of the fact that the average moviegoer doesn’t have a grasp of astronomy or astrophysics.

    Nothing in Interstellar will need to make any sense (or be scientifically grounded, not that that’s ever been important in Hollywood). But that won’t matter to the audience, they’ll just go with it anyway.

    • blalblabla

      Wow! You already know everything about the movie and what it will be.
      Kip Thorne, a reputed theoretical physicist is heavily involved with the movie, they wouldn’t need to base the script on his work and have him as executive producer if they didn’t care about the physics involved.
      I don’t know what exactly you need to make a “scientifically grounded” movie. But this will be something creative and refreshing in the era of remakes and superhero movies.

      • yrulaughing418

        Of course I haven’t seen the movie, but I’m basing this prediction on

        a) leaked script drafts which involve grandiose setpieces out of nowhere (Nolan ain’t gotta explain shit!). perhaps things have been changed and improved since those early drafts
        b) The Dark Knight Rises, which is a good movie but is still riddled with plot holes and tremendous leaps in logic

        I could be wrong though. And Nolan movies are always entertaining even if they aren’t always very well written

    • T_Toughnuts

      Who cares? It is entertainment…not science…BRAH

      • yrulaughing418

        Which is why I mentioned that the science isn’t important in Hollywood blockbusters. It’s still important for the plot to make sense, though.

    • Nick

      you do realize Kip Thorne is consulting right?

  • Brad Jemmi

    Calling it now! the “effects of time” will be Matthew McConaughey coming back after a short amount of time for him but after many years on Earth and him seeing his daughter grow up with out him and other sentimentalities. Inception was about experiencing years in a short amount of time and its effects, and Interstellar will be somewhat similar. I can’t wait.

  • Sheriff Cauliflower

    Christopher Nolan is only famous because people like him.

    • Strong Enough

      ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. i hope that would be the case.

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  • The Destroyer

    That looks like a model of a lunar module. Based on the trailer, it seems like just a reference to the fact that we left adventure and space.

  • Person

    The script you read told you that Chastain was playing a scientist character…? I don’t recall her role ever being announced.