Well there’s teaser trailers and ones that really tease – and this one undoubtedly falls into the latter category, presenting us with just 10 seconds of footage from Passengers, the upcoming sci-fi thriller featuring renowned GIF bait and Hollywood megastars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, directed by Morten Tyldum (previously responsible for the excellent Headhunters and acclaimed drama The Imitation Game).
Inevitably, there’s not a huge amount to go on. Lawrence and Pratt themselves are pretty much the selling point of the entire thing, which has been hammered home by the fact that despite only being three months away from a release date, this is the first we’ve seen of it footage-wise. Still, there’s enough talent both in front of and behind the scenes to suggest that this could be decent Christmas viewing, so we’ll hold out hope that its two leads aren’t the only thing going for it.
Pratt and Lawrence’s co-stars include Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Soricelli, Aurora Perrineau and Kimberly Battista, with Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange) penning the script, and Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, Ori Marmur and Neal H Moritz attached as producers.
Below is the official synopsis for Passengers:
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 will be released in cinemas on 23 December 2016. For all the latest movie news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.