The trailer for upcoming science-fiction, thriller film Life has been released and it doesn’t seem like just another space film. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds as the lead cast. Espinosa is a Swedish director who is known for his works in films like Child 44, Easy Money and Safe House. Both Gyllenhaal and Reynolds are playing the role of crew members who are on a space mission.
While working on the International Space Station, their crew makes a startling discovery, extra-terrestrial life. Unlike other alien attack films, this alien life form is barely macroscopic. But, that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
The real story kicks off when, during the examination, the seemingly inoffensive creature lying in a petri dish, attacks one of the crew members. Pretty soon, things take a treacherous turn as everyone aboard realises that they are out of their control. The plot revolves around the crew’s struggles with the alien and with their fellow members as a looming threat brings out a darker side to everyone.
The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare and Hiroyuki Sanada who portray the rest of the crew members. The film is produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.
Last year, a Deadline report suggested that Espinosa was working on a film set in space. The distribution rights of the film were taken up by Columbia Pictures. On February 16 Ryan Reynolds joined the cast of the film shortly after Rebecca Ferguson.
Written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the film is scheduled to hit the screens on May 24, 2017 which also marks the Memorial Day. Life was originally scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017 but the date had to be moved forward to avoid competing with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Power Rangers at the box office.