I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (I myself had an epic Filmsgiving that I will write up later in which I pulled a quad at the local cinema)! I mention Filmsgiving (copyright pending) because in all four movies I saw (The Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, The Edge of Seventeen, and Moana), they played the first trailer for Passengers. Rogue One’s going to get its opening weekend, but both Passengers and Assassin’s Creed come out the next Friday and Passengers, especially, is getting a big ad push. The second trailer for the film gives some more plot details, but is half the length so we’ll just have to find out the rest when Passengers opens December 23, 2016. Official synopsis below:
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).