The new sci-fi thriller ‘The Last Days On Mars’ will fittingly arrive on VOD on October 31st (Halloween) and will be released theatrically in the U.S. on December 6th. The story follows a group of scientists on Mars who make a startling and deadly discovery.
The film is directed by Ruairi Robinson and stars Lieb Schreiber, Oliva Williams, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Tom Cullen, Goran Kostic and Johnny Harris. And judging by these two trailers, the movie definitely channels the first ‘Alien’ movie, one of the scariest… and best films in sci-fi history! Can it live up to that movie? We’ll have to wait until its release to find out, but the trailers seem loaded with thrills and frights.
First is the U.S. trailer:
Then there is the U.K. trailer which features a lot of different footage:
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora.
Though the tone mirrors that of ‘Alien’ some of the footage in the second trailer seems to almost hint at a “zombie in space” concept, which could certainly also be interesting. The mention of “bacterial life” would seemingly add some credence to this idea.
The movie seems to be of high quality with a pretty impressive cast, so my expectations are high. What do you think? Will the actual movie be as thrilling as the two trailers? Comment below!