By Jason Abdow
Earlier this week, a first trailer was released for the latest science-fiction thriller set in outer space, titled “Life.“ After the success of films such as “Gravity,“ “Interstellar,“ “Prometheus,“ and last year’s “The Martian,“ it appears that “Life” is hoping for similar returns with a summer release date and spectacular visuals that look like they could have been taken straight from any of those films.
The film, which is being helmed by director Daniel Espinosa, comes from an original script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for writing genre comedies like “Zombieland” and “Deadpool.” Espinosa is also reuniting with “Safe House” star Ryan Reynolds, who is starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson.
The trailer itself does a great job of not revealing too much about the plot, giving a basic overview of the central plot. The trailer begins on a space station where a sample of life on Mars has been retained. There is a brief shot of the bacterial organism before it abruptly murders a member of the ship, causing chaos to ensue.
Given the lack of story given, it is hard to guess the quality of the film, but it is clear that Sony Pictures is confident enough to release this during the hectic summer movie season, making this one to keep an eye out for. “Life” is currently set to be released on May 26, 2017.