Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have both led huge sci-fi films in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hunger Games. Yet, their team-up in the new film Passengers could be defining for them both. The trailer itself shows slick, futuristic sets and elegant shots. As well as this, Pratt and J-Law’s characters look very strong.
See for yourself, here:
We don’t just have a trailer for the new movie starring Pratt and J-Law. You can see two images from the film below, too.
Passengers is a film somewhere between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Interstellar. There’s also a deep and unusual love story between Lawrence and Pratt’s characters. Woken up from their stasis pods too early, the trailer shows both stars coping with the idea that they might have to live the rest of their days out on the ship which is heading for a new, mysterious world in the depths of space. In addition to this, Michael Sheen also has an intriguing performance as a bartending robot. It’s worth noting that the spaceship definitely looks more like a glamorous hotel than a practical scientific vessel.
Here’s what EW have to say about the new sci-fi film:
Jim (Pratt) and Aurora (Lawrence) are en route, with 5,000 others, to a new colony when they’re awakened out of suspended animation too early. Judging from this new footage, it looks like they won’t have a ton of time for drinks at the bar (poor Robot Sheen!) as their ship appears to be going through some catastrophic malfunction.
In addition, here’s the film’s director, Morten Tyldum:
“It’s just one of those stories that really grabs you,” says director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). “The script was so smart and funny and clever and it was such a page turner, I couldn’t put it down.”
Passengers has been a long time coming. Back in 2007, the film sat on Hollywood’s Black List. For those of you who don’t know, the Black List has all of the still-unproduced films on it. Although other companies have picked it up, no one has wanted to take production further. At least, not until now.
Sony have finally produced the film, for release on December 21st. Passengers won’t be the only sci-fi film coming this winter, though. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will also be premiering. We can only hope that Passengers can hold its own when it battles the hotly-anticipated Star Wars film.
Images: Sony Pictures/Jaimie Trueblood, via EW