One of the most intriguing aspects of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is that every time we see a new piece of marketing for the film, we end up with more questions than answers.
Such savvy campaigning led us to select Interstellar as our third most anticipated movie of the fall, along with the fact it’s Nolan’s follow-up to the Dark Knight trilogy, starring Matthew McConaughey, in his first film of 2014, after owning 2013. But after seeing our exclusive IMAX poster above, we may have to bump it up a spot or two.
Today’s poster continues the film’s pattern of mysterious marketing, yet again providing more questions than answers. Where exactly are McConaughey and his fellow astronauts (presumably Wes Bentley and Anne Hathaway)? Is that fresh water they’re wading in? The kind life needs to survive? Are there alien sharks they should be worried about?
We know from the trailer (shown below) that our world is on the brink of a potentially catastrophic environmental crisis, and that there are “potentially habitable worlds right within our reach.” Shall we assume this is one of those worlds? And is this before or after the biggest wave ever imagined seems to swallow up the spaceship displayed in the poster?
We expect answers (and astonishment) when Interstellar opens November 7.