First Teaser Poster for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

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A new trailer for director Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated sci-fi drama Interstellar will be attached to showings of Godzilla next weekend, but Paramount has decided to tease fans a little early by releasing the first Interstellar poster online today.  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.”  This poster teases the premise quite efficiently, and it also reveals the film’s tantalizing tagline: “Mankind was born on Earth.  It was never meant to die here.”  We can surmise from the previous trailer and this poster that the fate of human existence appears to be on the line, and I’m curious to see just how much of the film will be unveiled in the new trailer.  I know it’ll never happen, but I’d be thrilled if Paramount kept all of the space/spaceship-set scenes out of the marketing, allowing us all to go in completely cold.

Hit the jump to check out a high-resolution version of the Interstellar poster.  The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne HathawayJessica ChastainCasey AffleckMichael Caine, David OyelowoWes BentleyJohn LithgowEllen BurstynTopher GraceDavid GyasiMackenzie FoyBill IrwinTimothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon.  Interstellar opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on November 7th.

Click on the Interstellar poster for high-resolution.

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    • Vulcan

      Not direct, but similar in concept.

      • Farrell

        Not just in concept, concepts are vague…this poster has just about the same elements…desolate road leading into the distance, at night, with stars, and a beam of light at the end coming from the sky. If no one knew anything about this film, you’d think it was about aliens coming to earth. It’s a direct lift barring some minor details (people on the road, fence). I’m sure it was intentional considering Spielberg was set to make this film before Nolan took over. I like the poster, but just pointing out the obvious here.

      • Ramone

        I agree that it shares the starry night theme–and it’s common to want to use some sort of singular light source. But beyond that, the Interstellar image is pretty clearly showing that the light emanates from a terrestrial source.

      • Farrell

        “the Interstellar image is pretty clearly showing that the light emanates from a terrestrial source.”

        So does the close encounters poster. in the ce3k poster it looks like the light is coming from the ground…really, it’s just some extraterrestrial entity having landed (the mothership and the satellite ships). in that sense, the Interstellar poster uses the same visual cue, but obviously it’s not about aliens landing on earth (or so we think). It’s another way in which they’re visually nearly identical, barring small details (the texture of the light).

      • bidi

        i dunno man. i get what you’re saying, but i think the vertical title is supposed to be a rocket blasting off and that light source is coming from the thrust. i think it pretty effectively shows that it’s going UP and not coming DOWN. but i get what you’re saying. either way i like it

      • Farrell

        Posters are supposed to make sense whether you know the story or not. What’s great about the Close Encounters poster is it perfectly illustrates what the movie is about without being confusing. If I had no idea what Interstellar was about I could easily interpret the poster to mean its about aliens coming to earth, since it has the same elements as the CE3K…it is easy to interpret Interstellar poster to mean a rocket ship lifting off or something because you already know that’s what the story is. But to me, it looks like the movie is about aliens coming to earth. I mean the light doesn’t even look like rocket fuel…if you look at it closely, it actually looks like space dust or the nebulae you see in space. It’s a cool looking poster, but I think they’re trying too hard to ape CE3K with it, and it just comes off a bit confusing…just my opinion.

      • Fiz

        Especially since we’ve already seen a rocket in the trailer. The thought of a “terrestrial glow” didn’t even cross my mind.

      • mattinacan

        who cares

      • Close, but no Encounter

        Exactly. I doubt the movie will be anything like Close Encounters. And I don’t think anyone can argue against the fact that Close Encounters is a classic, which served as inspiration for decades to come in the sci-fi genre.
        (That’s not a bad thing, either).

        This is an incredibly thought provoking poster that I’m sure no doubt reflects the philosophy of the movie.

    • thecocoacritic

      Definitely inspired by.

  • Vulcan

    Gorgeous and awe inspiring. Pretty excited for this movie.

  • rajv

    As usual the poster doesn’t reveal anything.

    • Vulcan

      No, it reveals the key themes of the movie, the Earth is dying, and we must travel to the stars. Also, fatherhood.

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  • Bloost

    Very Spielbergian. Am I to assume it will be emotionally manipulative?

    • DEADP00L

      What is wrong with emotionally manipulating? What is wrong with it? That’s what movies with STORIES and plots do and are supposed to do. Nobody feels jack in any movies anymore and here I am assuming you think there’s depth in abundance in movies of late?

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  • cineast4

    A Nolan movie evoking Spielberg, is, unexpected…

    Then again Spielberg was attached for the longest time.

  • Lance

    This is a great poster. Excellent tag line. Way better than the usual photoshopped faces in blue.

  • JBug

    I don’t get where all of the Nolan haters come from. This is a guy that puts out a great product almost every time. The poster is stunning. Everything about this movie has so far been very exciting without giving away too much or falling in to the other traps most studios succumb to. Everyone who is a fan of quality movies should have some level of respect for Nolan even if he isn’t one’s type.

    • yrulaughing418

      On one hand I agree with you. On the other hand, one of Nolan’s films includes dialog such as

      “It would be extremely painful”
      “You’re a big guy”
      “For you”

      and “get this hothead outta here”

      As well as shots where thugs near the edge of the frame fall down for no reason

      • Guest

        Blame David Goyer for that, not Nolan.

      • yrulaughing418

        The Dark Knight Rises: Screenplay by both David S. Goyer -and- Christopher Nolan

        and the poor fight choreography in those scenes is not Goyer’s fault

      • GunzOfNavarone

        I’d have to agree with you, while I love Nolan’s work, the guy isn’t without fault. The Dark Knight Rises was (from a logistical standpoint) heavily flawed, and just a very dull movie compared to the others.

        That aside, Insomnia still remains one of my favourite movies.

      • yrulaughing418

        Yep. TDKR’s opening scene alone has become a meme unto itself; nearly every part of that scene is flawed or illogical in some way

      • Strong Enough

        whats wrong with those lines? its not nearly as shitty as what other writers write. besides its one fuckin line out of brilliant scripts.

      • yrulaughing418

        What’s wrong with those lines is that it’s clunky dialog. In the plane scene, Bane and CIA man almost sound like they’re reading from different scripts.
        There are a lot of other issues with TDKR (how did Bruce get back into Gotham?). I still enjoyed it for the most part but it’s not as logically sound as a lot of other movies

      • Strong Enough

        Clunky dialogue? those are random lines not pages of dialogue. How did Hulk find the Avengers exact spot in the city? A great screenwriter by-passes unnecessary scenes in order to keep the movie going. We don’t need to know how bruce returned. We know he is a wealthy man with connections all around the world and that is good enough for the viewer to connect the dots. Could you image an extra 10 minutes detailing how bruce made it back? thats idiotic. There was a time jump and thats all we needed as a viewer. Does it have plot holes? sure every movie does. but for the most part it was a great piece of filmmaking. at least to me.

      • yrulaughing418

        Hey, I’m not defending Avengers either, actually liked it a lot less than TDKR, there are so many cringe-inducing one-liners that it feels like Whedon was trying to make the audience groan as loud as possible
        You wouldn’t have needed an extra 10 minutes, just one or two lines of exposition mentioning how Bruce made it back into the city despite the military blockade and all of the bridges being severed. Instead, the movie gave us… no explanation whatsoever

      • Strong Enough

        I guess thats fair to say. i would have put at least one line explaining it

      • Strong Enough

        I guess thats fair to say. i would have put at least one line explaining it

      • JBug

        That film is an outlier and yeah, it’s garbage.

  • Dmula

    Really intrigued to see how deep he goes because this is a relevant point/idea beyond movies

    • BigJimSlade

      The movie will go as deep as the exposition from one-dimensional talking heads says it should go.

      Odds are a large percentage of the movie will be people explaining why anything is happening, what the repercussions are and why you should care. To mix things up, there may be explosions.

      • Dmula

        good call

  • yrulaughing418

    Interstellar might be amazing, but there’s also the concern that, just like with Inception, Nolan will create a story full of absurdities where nothing needs to make any sense.

    And he’ll get away with it since the average audience member isn’t expected to have a grasp of astronomy or astrophysics

    • In Nolan We Trust

      And who’s doing it any better than he is?

      Pllpt. You’re a Bay lover. Quick, forgettable, and lots o’ splosions is your cup of tea. “Hey, it doesn’t have to be Shakespeare…”

      • yrulaughing418

        No, not a Bay lover, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is one of the worst movies ever made in my opinion.

        I’m still optimistic about Interstellar, and I actually base my prediction on leaked script drafts in which the story hinges on “something weird happened? Nolan ain’t gotta explain shit.”

      • Strong Enough

        to be fair that his brother writing not him

  • Redjester

    This might just be my most anticipated movie of the year.

  • Strong Enough

    movie of the year

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