1st intriguing plot synopsis for Nolan's space flick Interstellar

After hanging up his cape with the Dark Knight trilogy (well, except for his producing duties on Zack Snyder’s superhero stuff), director Christopher Nolan is heading into deep space for his next big-budget adventure — and now we know a little more about what he’s planning.

Principal photography for Interstellar officially started this week, en route to the film’s Nov. 7, 2014, release date. Included in the announcement? An official synopsis, along with the full cast list.

The flick is being directed and co-written by Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), based on a script he co-developed with his brother Jonathan. It’s gone through some restructuring along the way, most notably when Nolan got involved, but this new synopsis finally reveals what we can expect.

Check it out below:

The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

It sounds intriguing, and this being Nolan, you’d have to think there are some major sci-fi twists he’s keeping under his hat until this thing gets further along. Regardless, we’re interested to see what he can do with a full-fledged future-set sci-fi movie. 

The space-set flick will star Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace and several others.

Are you looking forward to this one, or do you wish he’d double back down on superheroes?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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