After months of waiting, the trailer for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s movie Passengers has finally arrived.
The film follows Preston and Aurora, two passengers on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet. Each were awoken decades before they were supposed to arrive at their destination, and are left to deal with the ship as it begins to malfunction. The trailer plays up the romance between the two characters as it opens, with Pratt’s Jim Preston asking Lawrence’s Aurora out on a date with a robot. Before too long, the reality of the terrifying situation that they both find themselves in begins to sink in: they’re light years from their destination, and the ship is beginning to malfunction. The film looks to be the perfect blend of science fiction, romance, action, and drama.
Above all, this looks like it will be a gorgeous film. The set design for the ship is sleek and beautiful, while all of the external shots look absolutely stunning. The film was also directed by Morten Tyldum, who was nominated for an academy award for his work on The Imitation Game, and is slated to direct Eddie Redmayne in historical thriller The Last Days of Night. We’ve already been singing praises for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, but it’s possible that Passengers could give it a run for its money.
Passengers will hit theaters on December 21st, 2016.