Between the recent release of ‘Arrival‘ and the upcoming release of Morten Tyldum’s ‘Passengers’, we seem to be seeing something of a renaissance of science fiction films as something other than a vehicle for explosions with spaceships and lasers (as opposed airplanes and bullets). Described as a romantic sci-fi thriller, ‘Passengers’ is, if nothing else, shaping up to be a film that stands out from the pack.
Today we have a pair of videos from ‘Passengers’, the first of which is a clip from the film. In it, we see Aurora, played by Jennifer Lawrence, taking perhaps the most poorly timed swim in history when the ship’s artificial gravity fails. Not only does this clip serve to demonstrate the sort of dangers our heroes will face as the ship begins to malfunction, it also shows off the film’s special effects, as Aurora finds herself trapped in a giant sphere of water, floating in a zero-g environment.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 17, 2016
In addition to the above clip, we also have a behind the scenes video that features Chris Pratt being, well, Chris Pratt.
— IGN (@IGN) November 16, 2016
From the film’s official summary:
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Directed by Morten Tyldum, ‘Passengers’ stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Aurora Perrineau. The film is set to arrive in theaters on December 21, 2017.