Even if there were nothing else to draw viewers to Life, the fact both Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal are leaving their comfort zones to make a film that is, apparently, mostly a sci-fi thriller and in large part a horror effort is worth a ticket.
The new trailer, closely connected to the Super Bowl ad spot, gives a lot more information about what’s happening, though it was pretty clear before, and it also shows us some of the destruction and it gives away the fact that, whatever happens, it isn’t going to end well.
Most importantly, the trailer teases that as the pressure mounts, and the fate of the world rests in the hands of a few astronauts on the space station, there are going to be some big decisions that need to be made.
David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal), Roy Adams (Ryan Reynolds), Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson), and a few other people who are bound to die, are on board the space station when a capsule is returned from the surface of Mars. The capsule turns out to have some form of microscopic life aboard, which is the find of the millenia, but things naturally aren’t fun for long.
The trailer also gives some decent looks at… something, mostly of the tentacle variety, and shows a lot more of the station itself coming apart than we might have expected.
The film hits March 24th, and even those who might figure a sci-fi, monster flick isn’t for them, as we’ve clearly seen in the past, locking people up in a tight space with the monster can make for a great time if it’s in the right hands. Whether or not it’s in the right hands might be the real question, as Swedish director Daniel Espinosa hasn’t quite proven himself. His “Martin Scorsese presents,” film Easy Money was interesting, and Child 44 was intriguing, and certainly well-directed (even if no one saw it), but Safe House was a pretty clunky despite having Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Good or bad, none of it screams of sci-fi/horror sure thing.
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