While Chris Pratt will always be the least best Chris in Hollywood, he did recently have quite the story to tell. While in Iceland shooting his latest film, The Tomorrow War, Pratt heard the story of a long-dead couple who were found completely preserved in ice. How… fascinating, but also kind of creepy.
“We shot on a glacier that has never before been shot on,” he said during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Here’s the full story, as Pratt tells it:
“A couple weeks before, a couple had been found in a fissure that had fallen down. They had been there for over 80 years, and sadly, they didn’t make it. They were fully preserved in their glacier hiking clothes from 1930 or 1940. They had their supplies and rations and note. They were lovers and they fell down in a hole and just went missing and just recently were found.”
The story is admittedly tragic and heartbreaking, but also strangely cool. Sci-fi/fantasy films have often toyed with the idea of cryonics, the act of freezing someone at extremely low temperatures in hopes to preserve their remains and resurrect them. And yes, this story does indeed sound like the plot of Pratt’s movie Passengers, which also starred Jennifer Lawrence. It wasn’t exactly well-received, though, but alas.
Pratt is currently on a press tour to promote Disney and Pixar’s animated film, Onward, which I’ve heard good things about, though it’s arguably no Coco. As for The Tomorrow War, the film, which is set in the future and involves the military fighting an alien invasion, won’t arrive in theaters until December 25, 2020. Hopefully, Pratt won’t have anymore frozen people stories to tell in the meantime.
Watch Pratt tell the whole story to Ellen DeGeneres below!