Space may be the final frontier, but is it one we should be exploring? This is a question posed by countless philosophers and novelists, not to mention a fair share of science fiction movies. The latest, Life, pits two of Hollywood’s hunkiest leading men—Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds—and a crew of recognizable supporting players against a tiny organism with a big appetite.
The first trailers for Life found their way online late Sunday night. The 2017 release is first introduced through historical audio about the exploration of space on the possibilities it may hold, and as that plays we meet a six-member crew of the International Space Station that is tasked with carrying out one of the most important discoveries in human history: The first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. The research appears promising at first, but as the crew begins to interact with a newly discovered organism they learn life outside our planet may not take too kindly to strangers. Check it out:
And here’s the international trailer:
If you need a moment to swoon over Ryan Reynolds, I understand.
The footage above leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but it should offer more than enough to get your attention. The success of Interstellar and Gravity a few years back paved the road for a slew of new sci-fi releases, and now we have Arrival and Life arriving within a matter of months (and let’s not forget Independence Day: Resurgence from earlier this year). Word on the street is that Arrival could earn Oscar love, so here’s hoping Life helps to breath additional life into the outer space genre.
Life arrives in theaters on Memorial Day. In addition to Gyllenhaal and Reynolds, this Daniel Espinosa-directed feature also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Alexandre Nguyen.