Described as his most "ambitious" movie yet, Christopher Nolan’s new venture ‘Interstellar’ serves up 169 minutes of just about everything: sci-fi, action, mystery, suspense, family drama and love story.
Selling it to two major Hollywood studios – Paramount, which is releasing the film stateside, and Warner Brothers, in charge of global distribution – was nothing short of a challenge for ‘The Dark Knight’ director.
“What I said to them is: I want to make a mind-blowing science-fiction film that has heart, that has emotion, that has a relatable human character. So, I want to try and combine the intimate scale of human interaction and the connections between us, and exploration of that, with the vastness of the universe, and try to put these two things together. I saw that as a fascinating combination and a great challenge for me as a filmmaker,” said Nolan.
‘Interstellar’‘s story spins around an astronaut-turned-farmer, played by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who leaves his family back on a dying Earth to head up an expedition in search of a new habitable planet.
“What did I learn? That the unknown out there, that new frontier, is more attainable than I thought before,” said McConaughey.
The film co-stars Anne Hathaway, who already worked with Nolan on his 2012 movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and is familiar with his style: “This is so many things. This is a sci-fi movie and it is an intimate family drama and it is action adventure and it’s completely all these things but it’s also itself,” she said.
‘Interstellar’ by Christopher Nolan has previewed to measured critical acclaim, earning praise for its ambitious scale but less for the story itself. It’s on global release from early November.