Sony Pictures will help kickstart the summer season at the end of May 2017 with the sci-fi film Life. Daniel Espinosa (Child 44, Safe House) is behind the camera, directing a script from Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Given the writing duo’s recent efforts, the project was able to attract some big name talent from the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout star Rebecca Ferguson as the film’s female lead.
Despite a late May release date, the film and its production have not been a priority for many. However, given the timing of its release, its a good bet Sony is angling for this to be a solid science fiction followup to the studio’s upcoming space drama, Passengers. With the release of the first trailer, audiences can now decide if this outer-space thriller looks like it will have what it takes to be a summer blockbuster.
The trailer premiered during the second episode of The Walking Dead season 7, giving a good idea as to what Sony Pictures‘ target demographic is. The short preview sets up the story of a group of astronauts studying the first signs of life not from Earth, but the exploration inevitably takes a turn for the worse. The life form the astronauts discover quickly grabs on to one of them, and whatever comes next does not seem to be good for anyone onboard the ship, or for the future of mankind.
Life will hit U.S. theaters on May 27, 20176
Source: Sony Pictures