The trailer for Interstellar premiered at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum as a surprise treat for the school kids who attended the museum and a screening of Hubble 3D, presumably to showcase that Interstellar will be coming soon to an IMAX near you. Washington Post reports:
After a brief announcement, the trailer unspooled to show 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 plot of “Interstellar,” written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan from a treatment by theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, has been kept largely under wraps, although the word “wormhole” has been mentioned in early reports, suggesting that the McConaissance is now on the verge of breaking the time-space continuum. As the trailer’s tag line puts it, “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.”