Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar, is going to be epic. I mean that in the literal sense, as a piece in The Dissolve notes, the film will be long at 169 minutes. That's just under three hours of space travel.
For comparison, the theatrical version of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was 201 minutes. Avatar was 178 minutes.
I got my first peek at the trailer last weekend, when I saw The Maze Runner. While some of my viewing companions scoffed, I was intrigued — Christopher Nolan rarely makes a bad film, and Inception, which he is claiming that Interstellar is a "mirror of" was one of my favorite films of 2010. Very few people are making thoughtful science fiction with this kind of budget, and even fewer have Nolan's solid pedigree.
Interstellar will release on Nov. 7.