Will Christopher Nolan Tackle Global Warming in 'Interstellar'?

A local newspaper in Canada may have uncovered a few plot elements of Christopher Nolan's upcoming epic, "Interstellar."

Christopher Nolan has intentionally kept the wraps on details about his upcoming sci-fi epic, Interstellar. But a local newspaper in the Canadian town where the movie is being filmed may have stumbled upon some plot details. If you want to keep the suspense alive, read no further.

According to the Fort Macleod Gazette, the effects of climate change on the world agriculture send scientists in search of another dimension to escape earth. Corn seems to be the only surviving crop on Earth, which has largely become a desert. Reportedly, a lot of sand is being used on the set. Paramount and Warner Bros. have not confirmed these tidbits, and they are not likely to do so. The studios have so far complied with Nolan's desire for secrecy.

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Christopher Nolan has intentionally kept the wraps on details about his upcoming sci-fi epic, Interstellar. But a local newspaper in the Canadian town where the movie is being filmed may have stumbled upon some plot details. If you want to keep the suspense alive, read no further.

According to the Fort Macleod Gazette, the effects of climate change on the world agriculture send scientists in search of another dimension to escape earth. Corn seems to be the only surviving crop on Earth, which has largely become a desert. Reportedly, a lot of sand is being used on the set. Paramount and Warner Bros. have not confirmed these tidbits, and they are not likely to do so. The studios have so far complied with Nolan's desire for secrecy.

The official description for the film reveals only that a group of explorers travel through a wormhole "to surpass the limitations of human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage." It does not reveal the motivation behind the trip.

Would an environmental theme boost your interest in the movie? Regardless of the plot, Nolan is certainly pulling together an impressive cast for Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and Matt Damon have been confirmed. Nolan once again joined forces with his brother Jonathan to write the script.

Interstellar is expected to reach theaters on Nov. 7, 2014.

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