While it’s not an officially recognized movie genre, the type of film that I’ve come to think of as ‘Being Lonely in Space’ is one of the few genres that can bring together the artistic and the commercial audiences (think of movies like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar or Ridley Scott’s Alien). This is the kind of company Sony hopes will be kept by Passengers, its upcoming sci-fi release with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

We haven’t seen a lot of footage and video from the movie yet, but that changed this past week when Sony gave Entertainment Weekly a few select images from the film.

While there are no official signals that Passengers is in any kind of trouble, The Hollywood Reporter noted last month that an ongoing legal battle with one of Sony’s special effects companies could have an effect on the movie. Early footage from the film did premiere in April at the exhibitor-focused convention CinemaCon (via Vanity Fair), but for a $120 million dollar film with a prime Christmas release date, the sooner Sony releases that first trailer, the better we’ll all feel about Passengers coming in on time

Here is the plot synopsis currently listed at the film’s IMDb site:

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the “Homestead Colony” and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in two of its sleep chambers. As a result two hibernation pods pen prematurely and the two people that awoke, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Dunn (Jennifer Lawrence), are stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from their destination.

Passengers also stars Laurence Fishburne, Michael Sheen, and Aurora Perrineau and is scheduled to hit theaters December 21, 2016.

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