The chances that Christopher Nolan’s next project, Interstellar, will be a hit carry better odds than winning the Mega Millions jackpot, no matter the plot. It doesn’t hurt that the film features an all star cast being shot into space to save the planet. From Indiewire:
What we do know thus far is that the movie involves a bunch of beautiful Hollywood people — Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo and Matt Damon — traveling through a wormhole. But it could it be that Nolan’s film is basically the $200 million dollar version of “At Any Price”?
According to the Ford Macleod Gazette (located in Alberta, where the movie is shooting, so not just some random story), they describe the plot thusly: “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.”
I think it could be about McConaughey traveling through different wormholes in search of a comfortable shirt and I’d still watch it. Especially following the dialogue in the video:
We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments, these moments when we dared to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. And perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers and we’ve barely begun. And that are greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, as our destiny lies above us.
The film is set to hit theaters in November 2014 and I have high hopes. I’ve really enjoyed the last two non-Batman Nolan films, The Prestige and Inception, so I can only hope this follows suit.