Christopher Nolan is no stranger to gritty, psychologically dense thrillers like Inception, Memento, and Doodlebug. After smearing the Batman franchise with cheap eyeliner and a tattered Hot Topic hoodie, Nolan searched for a new setting for cinematic mindfucks. But where to go? Why, outer-goddamn-space, of course! Nolan's upcoming film, Interstellar, is a movie about "the most exotic events in the universe suddenly becoming accessible to humans," which, judging by the leaked script (or script summary, if you're lazy), might be Nolan's most unhinged work yet.
Also, spoilers. Duh.
4 It's Every Sci-Fi Plotline Rolled into One
According to the script, the movie starts pleasantly enough, with all of humanity on the verge of extinction due to war and widespread famine. Almost all animal and plant life has been decimated, with the exception of corn (because even in the apocalypse, the corn lobby has deep pockets).