There’s a lot working in Life‘s favor. It has a dependable cast, including Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. It comes from Deadpool writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick. It’s a space drama in the vein of Gravity and Alien. And, last but not least, the special effects look great. Here’s hoping it lives up to it potential then, though if this new international trailer is anything to go by, it appears that it will.
Much like the last preview, which premiered during the Super Bowl, this teaser for Life promises a tense, if familiar, extraterrestrial dilemma thriller. There’s mystery, there’s intrigue and there are (likely) space deaths. There’s also blood and screaming, existential crises and Goodnight Moon. It’s not necessarily newfound territory, but if it’s as well executed as what’s come before, that shouldn’t matter.
Once slated for May, Life will now crash into theaters on March 24, presumably to steer clear of Alien: Covenant. It will, however, have to go up against Lionsgate’s Power Rangers reboot. The sci-fi outing will likely appeal to older audiences, though, so there shouldn’t be too many conflicts of interest abound. Besides, Reynolds and Gyllenhaal are both huge box office draws, so we don’t think Sony has anything to worry about when it comes to turning a profit on this one.
Take a look at the latest trailer for Life up above and let us know what your thoughts are. Will the film deliver another space-set classic, or does it appear to be too familiar for your liking?