Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Will Tackle Climate Change

Director Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi flick Interstellar will reportedly deal with climate change and its effect on the future of mankind.

Trying to pin down a specific plotline for the Dark Knight Rises director's next cinematic effort has been difficult in recent days. With the exception of a very vague plot synopsis, Nolan has chosen to keep details under wraps for the time being.

However, a recent article from the Fort Macleod Gazette revealed that Interstellar will focus on mankind's struggle with climate change. In order to save the human race, scientists decide to jump through time in search of new crops.

Here's how writer Frank McTighe explains the scenario:

Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.

Until the Fort Macleod Gazette dropped this nugget of knowledge on fans, there wasn't too much information about Interstellar available online. The official synopsis released by Paramount and Warner Bros. is extremely vague.

Here's the official descrption:

'Interstellar' 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.

While plot details might be scant for the time being, the cast is certainly no secret. The Inquisitr previously reported that Elysium star Matt Damon has signed on for a role in Nolan's project.

The film already has a number of talented actors and actresses working to bring the story to life. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine are counted among the cast.

Are you looking forward to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar? What do you think about the movie possibly taking on the subject of climate change?

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