I have to admit, Life isn’t a movie that’s been on my radar. I’m not sure I’d even heard of it until now. Which makes this trailer one heck of a fun surprise.
Life looks to be in the vein of a sci-fi/horror/thriller, but it’s written by Deadpool and Zombieland’s Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, so don’t count out the action/comedy side of things either. Here’s the official synopsis:
Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
All that, plus Ryan Reynolds’ quipping and the VO of JFK’s 1962 “moon speech” give for one unnerving backdrop for what should be Space Thriller 101: NEVER POKE THE ALIEN.
There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again.
Sure, Kennedy, easy for you to say when you’re not being eaten by a petri dish.
The movie also gives us lots of tense looks and yelling from Hiroyuki Sanada, Rogue Nation’s Rebecca Ferguson and the most underrated actor of his generation, Jake Gyllenhaal. So basically, it has everything.