Sony has released the first trailer for Passengers! Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, the film takes place on a luxury spaceship set for a human colony that’s over 100 years away. Being such a lengthy journey, the passengers are put into suspended animation, but when two of the passengers are awakened 90 years too early because of a ship malfunction, they not only face living the rest of their lives on board, but begin to fall for each other, as well as quickly become the ship, and it’s 5,000 passengers, only hope.
The film has been in the works for quite some time, with it being an original sci-fi story from Prometheus screenwriter John Spaihts. But thankfully, after his undoubtedly success directing The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch, the project finally got its wheels going after Morten Tyldum jumped on board. And shortly thereafter, the film brought on two of the biggest names in Hollywood to star, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
I’ll be honest, I was blown away by this trailer. It’s ability to capture breathtaking, emotional moments is top notch. Being a first trailer, we don’t expect to see any major footage or really find out anything about the story, but this trailer check marks every one of the categories, leaving me with no desire to see a second trailer. I’m in at this point, I’ll be heading to the theater opening night to see it as soon as I can. And as far as Lawrence and Pratt go, it couldn’t be more perfect. Pratt is someone who is picking the right project after the right project, putting himself in great positions as an actor. But Lawrence, I’m one of the few that have been wanting to see her do something different, away from her comfort zone. Well, thank the film Gods for Passengers because it’s exactly what I’ve been hoping for!
Watch the incredible first trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. What do you think of the plot? How about Lawrence and Pratt together? Did you find the trailer as fascinating as I did? Morton Tyldum’s Passengers hits theaters December 21st, 2016 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne.
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 in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.