During Sunday’s ‘s far cheerier episode of “The Walking Dead,” audiences got received their first official look at “Life,” the upcoming sci-fi thriller from the minds of “Deadpool” and “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It’s probably best if you just check out the trailer first, then join us afterward. Go on, we’ll wait.
Yeah, it looks pretty sweet. For those looking for a little more description, the official synopsis lets us know that, “‘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.”
“Life” appears to be in keeping with recent sci-fi films like “Gravity” and “The Martian” that lay more of an emphasis on the “science” portion of the genre, and why not? With a mountain of Oscar nods between those two, it’s worked well so far. Add names like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and you immediately have yourself one of the most anticipated films of next year.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House,” “Child 44”), “Life” all stars Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare and Hiroyuki Sanada. The film arrives in theaters on May 26.
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