Sony Pictures has released a new TV spot for their highly-anticipated sci-fi thriller Passengers, which is set to hit theaters on December 21. The studio released the first trailer in September, but we haven't seen anything else from this until now. With just a month and a half until it hits theaters, that will surely change, with Passengers opening in quite the competitive time frame.
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, Warner Bros.' Collateral Beauty and STX's The Space Between Us. 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.
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.
This TV spot gives us a brief glimpse at what could be the start of one of the movie's sex scenes, which made headlines around this time last year. Jennifer Lawrence revealed in an interview that she needed to get drunk to perform, because she hated the idea of kissing her married co-star Chris Pratt. The actress also revealed in that interview that she was the most vulnerable she's ever been after that scene, and while she knew she didn't do anything wrong, the actress still described it as a "bizarre experience."
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 previously being 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. Take a look at the new TV below, and stay tuned for more on Passengers.