Very few directors in Hollywood can legitimately write their own ticket.
Christopher Nolan is one of them.
“The Dark Knight” trilogy aside, Nolan has proven he has the “it” factor with audiences and because of that stars are lining up to work with him. Today, the visionary filmmaker released the first teaser trailer for “Interstellar,” his first film since 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Starring Matthew McConaughey, the trailer also features another Nolan trademark…zero plot information.
That’s what makes Nolan such an important director for studios. Moviegoers have such a blind faith in him that they will pay to go see his films without really having any idea about the plot. The nearly two minute teaser trailer features little to no actual footage and is reliant on newsreel footage from past events surrounding the space race.
Luckily Nolan did give audiences a little clue to the story on the site’s official website.
“In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, NASA is no more, and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it's up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind.”
And that’s it. You have a strong male lead, a vague plot and the Nolan name. In other words, you have everything Nolan wants you to have at this stage of the game. When released next year “Interstellar” will kick of the 2014 holiday season and that gives the studio nearly a year to slowly roll out new details and keep audiences coming back for more.
Co-starring a well put together ensemble (another Nolan trademark) including Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin and “Dark Knight” stars Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, the film is sure to continue intriguing critics and fans well before we even see the film’s first full trailer.
For now, you can check out the teaser trailer above and try to decipher any additional details…but good luck because only Nolan holds the key and he certainly isn’t tipping his hat just yet.
“Interstellar” comes to theaters November 7, 2014.