Summer movies are not only good sources of entertainment in and of themselves - they also traditionally carry the first looks at the movies we'll be hotly anticipating by the end of the season. As though Godzilla didn't already have enough pressure to perform at the box office this year, it's now going to be even more anticipated as it is going to feature our next proper look at one of the fall's biggest movies: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
Earlier today, this quietly distributed Tweet started to set the Internet on fire:
An interesting fact about the film's trailer is that it's almost half a minute over the 2 minutes and 30 seconds average that most full theatrical trailers run for. The last look we got at the film ran for only 1 minute and 52 seconds, and contained mostly archival footage of space-travel, followed by a quick glimpse of Matthew McConaughey on good old terra firma. There wasn't much to it, but it was enough to get everyone to remember the title.
So what should we expect this go around? According to The Washington Post, the trailer consists of:
"Matthew McConaughey driving his truck through corn fields while a lush orchestral score swelled in the background. Later, the fields had caught fire, an ominous dust cloud could be seen looming over a baseball game, and McConaughey (playing a character named Cooper) was reassuring his daughter that he loved her — right before being shot into space in order to save the world."
The description sounds like some cryptic bits of dialogue, included over both familiar and unique images co-mingling. We're not going to get too much, as Nolan likes to have three or four trailers at his disposal, so as to slowly build the public's awareness and anticipation of the film. If the same pattern were to follow, I'd say Jupiter Ascending and Into The Storm would be perfect studio related releases to attach future trailers to, especially since these are two films that are going to need all of the additional firepower they can get to attract audiences.
If you're keen to see the trailer early, and happen to be in the East Coast area, the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. will be running the trailer exclusively in front of all of their IMAX films. The previously mentioned Washington Post piece also reveals the tagline of the trailer as:
"Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here."
Interstellar opens on November 7th in conventional and IMAX nationwide.