STX Entertainment has released the second trailer for their upcoming sci-fi adventure The Space Between Us. The movie stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson. And it will be in theaters this December just in time for the holidays.

This story of a boy (Asa Butterfield) born on Mars' first colony has an added element of timeliness with this week's real life Mars news! SpaceX Founder Elon Musk just delivered a keynote address on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress. As it turns out, he plans to colonize Mars! Which is a subject explored with great depth in The Space Between Us.

Peter Chelsom directs The Space Between Us. He is an actor turned filmmaker who made his directorial debut with the 1991 comedy Hear My Song starring Ned Beatty. He went onto direct Sharon Stone in the 1998 comedic drama The Mighty, before finding true big screen success with the 2001 romantic comedy Town & Country starring Warren Beaty and Diane Keaton. In 2009 he directed Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana: The Movie and in 20014 he directed Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness. The Space Between Us marks his first foray into the world of sci-fi.

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Peter Chelsom is working from a script by Allan Loeb with a story by Stewart Schill and Richard Barton Lewis & Allan Loeb. Richard Barton Lewis produces. The Space Between Us will be going up against another little sci-fi movie on December 16 called Rogue One, which is the first ever Star Wars spin-off. Though, the two movies couldn't be further from each other.

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet, never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot, an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.

While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere.

Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe. Take a look at the all-new The Space Between Us trailer, courtesy of STX Entertainment.

B. Alan Orange