Will Santa bring Paramount and Skydance Media a special treat next Christmas? The two studios could certainly use it, after the back-to-back disasters of this year’s, ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. But next year, on December 25th, they have locked in the Chris McKay/Chris Pratt sci-fi flick ‘The Tomorrow War’. Paramount already had the date locked in for a movie, now this is it.
‘The Tomorrow War’ “follows a man who is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.” Joining Pratt in the cast are Betty Gilpin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, J.K. Simmons, Yvonnne Strahovski, and Theo Von. The picture was formerly known by the title ‘Ghost Draft’.
Pratt recently shared a photo of the cast with an “explanation” for the name change on Instagram:
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This is my first time executive producing on a movie! And I can finally post about it!!! The title “Ghostdraft,” turned out to be problematic for various reasons so we started looking at other options… We went through: Generation Alien World War A Generation Gone Saving private Ryaalien WWZ2 but with As not Zs HORIZON WHITESPIKE HERO movie brought to you by Verizon JUrassic Draft GENERATION Draft Miller genuine Draft City Slickers Alien Dawn Rapture Dawn Apocalypse Dawn Hero Dawn Destiny war Saving tomorrow The Tomorrow War THE TOMORROW WAR THE TOMORROW WAR!!!! And that’s when it hit me…. We’re calling it #TheTomorrowWar So get ready, cause I’m gonna auction off a set visit very soon. Details coming. And you’re gonna be seeing a lot of pics and posts from set!!! 🙏👍🏼♥️👽☠️
(Am I the only one that thinks this sounds an awful– and I do mean awful– lot like ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, one of the most criticized titles for a movie in recent years? A title so vague that it did nothing to attract audiences into theaters?)
This will mark McKay’s live-action film-directing debut. He previously helmed ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, the animated series ‘Titan Maximum’, and the stop-motion series ‘Robot Chicken’ and ‘Moral Orel’. ‘The Tomorrow War’ was written by Zach Dean, who previously penned the crime thriller ‘Deadfall’, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, and starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam, and the Brian Smrz-helmed action film ’24 Hours to Live’ starring Ethan Hawke.
Christmas falls on a Friday next year, so ‘The Tomorrow War’ will be opening opposite a few competitors, including the western ‘News of the World’ starring Tom Hanks, and two animated family movies, ‘The Croods 2′ and Warner Brothers’ ‘Tom and Jerry’. We’ll see how it stacks up next Christmas!