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See Alien Worlds, Spaceship in New 'Interstellar' Movie Trailer

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A screengrab from the new 'Interstellar' trailer. The film is due to come out in November 2014. (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

A new trailer for the movie "Interstellar" hit the Internet today, revealing more about the film's largely unknown plot.

Earth appears to be in bad shape in the new movie from "Inception" director Christopher Nolan. "We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt," Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) says in voiceover at the beginning of the new "Interstellar" trailer. The 2.5-minute video then takes viewers on journey with Cooper that includes watching him blast off with a crew of astronauts on a journey into space to save humanity.

It seems as though the astronauts are on a mission to find a habitable alien planet by diving headlong into a wormhole — a theoretical passageway in space-time that could transport matter from one part of the universe to another. The screenplay is based partially on the work of Kip Thorne, a California Institute of Technology physicist who has developed theories about wormholes. Cooper and the other astronauts (including one played by Anne Hathaway) seem to explore other worlds — including a watery planet and an icy one — in the trailer. The end of the trailer features Michael Caine's character (simply called "professor" by Cooper) reading the first verse of Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" — a poem about resisting death.

A screengrab from the new 'Interstellar' trailer. The film is due to come out in November 2014. (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

Watch the trailer through the "Interstellar" website: http://www.interstellarmovie.com/. "Interstellar," is expected to hit theaters nationwide on November 7. 

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Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.

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