WHO’S IN IT?
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Kimberly Battista (The Nice Guys), Aurora Perrineau (Jem and the Holograms), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), director; Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), writer; Stephen Hamel (Henry’s Crime), Michael Maher (Sanctum), Ori Marmur (Battle: Los Angeles) and Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious 7), producers; Thomas Newman (American Beauty), composer; Rodrigo Prieto (Argo), cinematographer; Maryann Brandon (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
The spaceship Avalon is tasked with transporting over 5000 people across the stars on a 120-year journey to a new planet named “Homestead II”. Everyone on board is put into hibernation pods to wait out the long trip, but 30 years into the voyage there is a malfunction, and two pods – containing journalist Aurora (Lawrence) and mechanical engineer Jim (Pratt) – end up opening and waking their inhabitants. With no way to fix their pods, not to mention 90 years to spare without any other humans awake, Aurora and Jim must work together to fix further problems with the ship, while also beginning to fall for each other…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The lauded spec script by working writer Jon Spaihts is finally realised as an exciting big-budget sci-fi romance, starring two of the most popular actors in the world right now in roles that could define their careers even further.