The trailer for the upcoming film Passengers starring Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games franchise, Silver Linings Playbook) has been released. Passengers is a science fiction adventure romance film, and was written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Morten Tydlum. As Rolling Stone describes the film: “You watched Jennifer Lawrence fall in love in Silver Linings Playbook. You watched Chris Pratt go to space in Guardians of the Galaxy. And now, you can watch both at the same with the newly released trailer for the upcoming sci-fi romance Passengers.”
What is Passengers about?
In the trailer, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) asks Aurora Dunn (Jennifer Lawrence) on a date, which happens to be a stopping point on the falling in love train which both characters catch. She thinks it’s strange that he took so long to ask her out, at least partially because they are the only two people awake on a spaceship. The reason that they happen to be the only two people awake is unknown, but it appears to be a mishap. The spaceship that they’re on is intended to go to a colony planet on a journey that is scheduled to take 120 years. Jim and Aurora both woke up 30 years into the journey. That’s either a massive mistake or they’re being used as guinea pigs in a science experiment. Personally, I’m betting on option number two, especially when one notes that Jim says he knows something about their early wake-up times near the end of the trailer. The ship also appears to malfunction in the trailer, which means that mechanic Jim has to attempt to fix it to save the lives of everyone on-board, including the people asleep. Watch the official trailer below:
Passengers also stars Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Aurora Perrineau. The film will be released in theaters on December 21, 2016.
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