It’s time to play Spot The Influence. With Christopher Nolan citing “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind,” “Jaws” and “The Right Stuff” as reference points for his upcoming “Interstellar,” a promo has arrived from Down Under with all kinds of new footage, and perhaps you can see where those movies fit in.
Running a minute long, this trailer/TV spot features a batch of intriguing new bits of scenes. Of course, nothing is spoiled about the plot, other than what we know — Matthew McConaughey has to travel really far to save the planet and humanity, and he’ll be landing on distant planets. If there is any vibe we’re getting off this, at least visually, it’s ‘2001’ though of course, once more of the story is revealed, so too will we get a better sense of the texture.