Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal lead the cast of Sony’s newest outer space thriller ‘Life’, directed by Daniel Espinosa (‘Safe House’) based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (‘Deadpool’, ‘Zombieland’). Though Reese and Wernick worked with Reynolds on ‘Deadpool’, don’t expect ‘Life’ to bear any resemblance to that profane comedic romp. This looks more like a tense sci-fi thriller along the lines of ‘Alien’.
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.
Joining Gyllenhaal and Reynolds on this space station are Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Sony has released two new trailers for the movie. The shorter US version features a vintage voice over by John F. Kennedy. This would only be stirring (or even recognizable) to US audiences, so the longer International cut ditches the Presidential speech. Instead, this version features more dialogue by the cast and, oddly, more shots of Jake Gyllenhaal, who is barely glimpsed in the US version. That’s probably because he hasn’t had a hit in the US in years, while Reynolds is on a roll thanks to ‘Deadpool’. But Gyllenhaal may still carry some clout with International moviegoers.
You can check out both below:
In addition, here are some still images from the trailer:
‘Life’ is due in theaters on May 26, 2017.