Pratt/J-Law PASSENGERS Trailer Teases Spectacular Sci-Fi Drama (VIDEO)

Between this and Arrival, it’s exciting to see studios invest in truly large scale original content that’s not based on any pre-existing popular material.

From a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (writer of Prometheus, a polarizing movie that I found to be smart and fascinating) and director Morten Tyldum (Best Picture nominee The Imitation Game), the behind-the-camera pedigree of Passengers is as intriguing as who’s on-screen: the first pairing of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, in material that looks to swing from action to romance to drama to thriller.

With eye-popping visuals (see trailer below) and a high concept premise, Passengers has the potential of being the kind of fresh blockbuster experience we rarely get anymore.

Co-starring Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Andy Garcia, we’ll see if Sony’s big budget gamble pays off this Christmas when Passengers opens on December 21, 2016.

3 thoughts on “Pratt/J-Law PASSENGERS Trailer Teases Spectacular Sci-Fi Drama (VIDEO)

  1. I find Prometheus fascinating, too. Smart, though, I dunno. In any case, what we got wasn’t Spaihts’ story in the end, right? If memory serves, what we got was a rewrite that Damon Lindelof did at Ridley Scott’s bidding. So the problems with the finished product, such as they are, ultimately lie with those guys, arguably.

    1. Good point (although I dug the end product, regardless of who brought it there, or how). Still, it’s not like Spaiht was a minor contributor either. If anything, maybe what he provided is whatever you liked best about it. Here’s to hoping his work here is inspired.

      1. Let’s just say I hope it wasn’t Spaiht’s idea to have all the scientists take their helmets off *in an utterly foreign atmosphere*. Even if it’s breathable, it could still be full of viruses etc.

        (Indeed, when Charlie’s symptoms become really obvious on his second trip to the Engineers’ base, Elizabeth speculates that there might have been something in the air that made him sick. As it happens, she’s wrong about the cause of his ailment, but the possibility of an airborne sickness was still something that she and the other *professional scientists* should have considered before they took all their helmets off and started breathing the alien air.)

        That’s not the only not-smart thing in the film, but it’s such a glaringly obvious one.

        There are still some incredibly beautiful images in that film, though, and the music is nice and eerie. I’d love to see it in 3D again sometime.

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