We are only a few short weeks away from Sony’s intriguing new sci-fi horror film ‘Life,‘ which was written by ‘Deadpool’ scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and starring Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds along with Jake Gyllenhaael, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga DihovichnayaHiroyuki Sanada, and Ariyon Bakare. The premise seems to basically be that these astronauts have gone to Mars and during their expedition they have encountered life, a small single-celled organism that they think is all that is left of the Martian race, or whatever life once existed on the planet. They bring it with them on their journey home and are fascinated by how quickly it grows and its response time, little realizing (from what I gather) that this “life” is actually what destroyed all life on Mars, and they are potentially bringing the doom of mankind and the Earth home with them.

In the clip just released by Sony, Ariyon Bakare’s scientist character is running tests on the organism in the lab while the other character’s watch, and things go horribly awry when the little creature grabs onto his hand, through the containment field, and squeezes it, unwilling to let go of him, crushing him in an iron grip while his panicked colleagues debate whether to break the quarantine of the lab and head inside to help their beleaguered friend. It is a tense and terrifying scene, made all the worse by the visuals of the creature wrapping itself around the scientist’s hands as it continues to apply pressure and crush his limb, and if the rest of the movie plays out this way, this might just be a fun ride.

Check the clip out for yourself below, and share your thoughts on ‘Life’ and whether you plan on seeing it in the comments section below!

In the intense Sci-Fi thriller, the mission of a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

‘Life’ will open in theaters on March 24th. 

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