Whether you call it young adult sci-fi or not, Lionsgate has definitely been leaning heavy into the genre recently. Chaos Walking with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley comes out this week, and a month later, we head to space for their next offering. It's proof that a mission is just a touch away from going completely off the rails. Let's take a look at the first trailer for Voyagers.
So are you ready to drink the "blue" or no? It sure seems like they are having a lot of fun without it. Honestly, that seems to be a bit of a mystery. Clearly they feel like they are being controlled, but is that truly the case? Let's find out what this film is about.
"With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the insatiable hunger for power."
You might have recognized a few faces from the cast including Tye Sheridan (X-Men films), Lily-Rose Depp (Savage), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Chanté Adams (Roxanne, Roxanne), Isaac Hempstead Wright (“Game of Thrones”), Viveik Kalra (Blinded by the Light), Archie Madekwe (Midsommar), Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets), Madison Hu (Bizaardvark) and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen). The film was written and directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist).
It seems like there is a bit of chaos happening here as well. Maybe they should have borrowed part of that title from their predecessor? Don't count on this just being hormones hurdling through space. There is something buried here that we can't quite dig up based on just one trailer. The question is, did this trailer do enough to keep you interested?
Voyagers will be released in theaters on April 9, 2021. I'm sure there will be more options announced as the release gets closer. Keep checking back for more coverage.
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