Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is set in the future where governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, Nasa is no more and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it’s up to whatever is left of Nasa to explore and offer up hope for mankind. The film takes us on a fantastic voyage to the most distant reaches of our Universe — and beyond.
Interstellar is mainly based on Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S Thorne’s scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Thorne was involved with the movie from its inception onward, ensuring that the plot and visual effects are steeped in real science. In his book The Science of Interstellar, Thorne explains in a lively way the movie’s science.
The film released in South Africa on 7 November 2014 and has already soared to number one at cinemas. Haven’t watched it yet? Watch the Interstellar movie trailer to see what’s in store for you…
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