Passengers Trailer #2: Lawrence & Pratt Face Big Danger in Space
Chris Pratt's Jim Preston discovers that nothing happens by accident in a new "event trailer" for Passengers, Sony's highly-anticipated sci-fi thriller that hits theaters on December 21. While the previously-released footage largely centers on Jim Preston and Jennifer Lawrence's Aurora Lane, this trailer give us a new look at some of the other supporting cast members, such as Michael Sheen, who plays the robotic bartender Arthur, Laurence Fishburne's Gus Mancuso and Andy Garcia's unspecified character, although little is known about the last two roles. This trailer also teases that there was a reason these two Passengers woke up early, during the largest human migration in history.
If that wasn't enough, the Sony Pictures YouTube also unveiled a new clip today, which shows Jim and Aurora trying to access another area of the ship. When their access is denied, they find another way in, and realize why access was denied, since this area has a massive pressure leak that puts both of their lives at risk. This breach could put the safety of every passenger on board at risk, as Jim tries to find a way to save Aurora. Unfortunately, we aren't sure where exactly in the story this clip takes place. We saw in a previously-released clip Jennifer Lawrence's Aurora doesn't exactly have the best luck on this ship, as she gets trapped in a gravity field while taking a swim.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star as two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
The supporting cast also includes Aurora Perrineau, Fred Melamed and Jean-Michel Richaud. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is directing from an original screenplay by Jon Spaihts, which landed on the Black List in 2007. The project was initially developed with Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon set to star, but that incarnation never moved forward, until Morten Tyldum came aboard and cast Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. While Passengers is certainly a highly-anticipated release for sci-fi fans, it does not have an easy journey ahead at the box office.
Sony Pictures' Passengers has been given a December 21 release date, with this sci-fi movie going up against Assassin's Creed and Sing on that date. It will also open just five days after Disney and LucasFilm's highly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Warner Bros.' Collateral Beauty. Debuting just after Passengers is 20th Century Fox's Why Him on December 23, with Paramount's Fences and The Weinstein Company's Gold arriving on Christmas Day. With nine movies opening within just nine days of each other, it'll be interesting to see how Passengers fares in this crowded field. Take a look at the new trailer and clip for Passengers below.