Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

The ‘Ad Astra’ trailer is here

“The answers we seek are just outside our reach”

In what has seemed like years of delays and little to no sign of its very existence, the trailer for Ad Astra, the 20th Century Fox space drama from James Gray (The Lost City of Z) has landed.

From 20th Century Fox:

Astronaut Roy McBride (Academy Award winner Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

With only a single production still, Fox had held onto May 24th for the film’s release date up to just a few weeks ago, finally letting the Disney merger settle and find a new berth for the sci-fi epic from one of the industry’s most reliable indie filmmakers.

The trailer looks action-packed, more Gravity than Solaris, but definitely with some Interstellar ‘lost family’ vibes to it. Where will it fall, critically and with late summer audiences, remains to be seen.

Ad Astra co-stars Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones, Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland and was produced under Pitt’s Plan B with New Regency. It arrives in theaters everywhere on September 20, 2019 from The Walt Disney Studios.

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