The ‘Passengers’ Trailer Teaser Gives Us a Glimpse of Love in Space
Trailer teasers seem to be the next big thing for large-budget blockbusters these days, giving us a taste of a taste of the movie we’ll be buying tickets for months from now. Today brings us the trailer teaser (or trailer trailer) for the new original sci-fi Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and helmed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Passengers is set on a luxury spaceship housing 5,000 passengers all bound for a colony 120 years’ journey away. For everyone to remain alive until they get to their new home, all of the people onboard are put into hypersleep so that their bodies remain in stasis. When two of these passengers are mysteriously awakened by the ship 90 years before the end of the trip, they first fall for each other and then learn that they’re the only people who can save the crew from a deadly malfunction.
All that’s in the trailer teaser released by Sony’s Twitter account are the names of the actors we’ll be seeing and a few blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpses of some pretty jaw-dropping visuals. That ship, for one thing, looks like something out of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and there is a definite Sunshine-feel to the shot of that huge star. Who knows — Passengers could be this year’s Interstellar, minus the McConaughey and the mind-bending temporal logic games.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Passengers hits theaters December 21, 2016.