TIME Interstellar CoverInterstellar just got the cover of Time magazine. Was it because Warner Bros., which spun off Time Inc this year, is a co-partner with Paramount Pictures? Maybe, so. Regardless, it’s still a really nice piece of marketing for the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi action/drama which is bowing next Tuesday on 250 locals. It rolls out wide November 7.

The last time the news magazine put a movie on its cover was for Zero Dark Thirty on February 4, 2013 when it featured director Kathryn Bigelow. Before that, it was Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln on November 5, 2012. The reach of the magazine is 3.3 million in print circulation … so that’s a lot of eyes.

Time editor at large Jeffrey Kluger, who co-authored Apollo 13 with astronaut Jim Lovell, penned the cover story.