This is it: The first teaser for the next project from Christopher Nolan, director the Christian Bale Batman trilogy and producer of Man of Steel. For Interstellar, due in theaters November 2014, Nolan is leaving behind caped crusaders in favor of everyday people trying to do the impossible, as evidenced by the dramatic Matthew McConaughey voice-over and historical footage of the golden moments of the space age.
Thanks to Nolan's habit for extreme secrecy, we don't know too much about the script—penned by his brother Jonathan Nolan beginning in 2007—beyond the fact that it features scientists discovering a wormhole and a team of explorers going through it. So we're left to wonder about Christopher Nolan's vision of a wormhole: Will it be a stable passageway between two points a la Star Trek: Deep Space 9, a doorway across the stars such as the technology in Stargate, a time- and dimension-bending experience like the way Jodie Foster's character travels in Contact, a gateway between parallel universes such as what's in Sliders, or something else entirely? the movie will involve time travel and alternate dimensions.
Given the over-the-top way Nolan handled the trippy time and space elements of Inception, we're excited for this one. And with Interstellar coming a year after the acclaimed of Gravity, we hope we're entering not only a new space age but also a new age of great space movies.