Starring Tinseltown's most bankable names, Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Jurassic World's Chris Pratt, Passengers follows the well-worn Sci-Fi path set by Interstellar, Gravity and The Martian whereby a spacecraft on a mission malfunctions resulting in disaster for the crew on board. In this instance, Jennifer and Chris wake up 90 years too early on a spacecraft which is hurtling towards a distant colony. Cue distress signal. Directed by The Imitation Game's Oscar nominated, Morten Tyldum, the trailer builds towards an action-packed cliff hanger with romance a central driver of the dramatic zero gravity adventure.
Unlike the current crop of franchise films on offer (think: X-Men, Avengers, Batman) Passengers is a stand-alone story with no sequel or established universe to call on - which would be a risk for the studio, however they're banking on the combined star power of Jennifer who carried Sci-Fi dystopian franchise Hunger Games to record-breaking success and Chris' Sci-Fi genre cred (he killed at the box office with Guardians of the galaxy, The Lego Movie and Jurassic World), to make Passengers the must-see movie of summer.
Passengers will be released in Australia on January 1, 2017.