The trailer features Lawrence as a space traveler on Starship Avalon.
The ship has embarked on a 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as “Homestead II.” On board are 5,259 passengers, all of whom are resting quietly during the voyage in suspended animation.
But for some unexplained reason, Aurora Dunn (Lawrence), a New York writer who’s on board because she’s interested in space travel, and Jim Preston (Pratt), a mechanical engineer, are popped out early. Make that 90 years early.
The passengers are effectively “stranded” inside their space ship. Aurora is anxious to get back to sleep. But she soon learns from Jim that they were awakened for a reason.
The trailer stops short of explaining, but it juxtaposes Lawrence and Pratt in various stages of cattiness while interfacing with the technologically advanced ship complete with a snide bartender.
They confront and unknown crisis that puts both their lives in jeopardy.
As the only two awake on board, they soon develop a relationship. Aurora spends plenty of time in skimpy tops without a bra. Sexuality apparently isn’t conquered by technology in this distant future.
At the moment, the film is most notable because of the fact that Lawrence was paid $20 million against 30 percent of the profit while Pratt was paid a paltry $12 million.
Film studio Sony Pictures Entertainment is apparently determined to wring as much cheesecake out of Lawrence as the film’s rating will allow.
The picture is directed by Norwegian Morten Tyldum, based on a script by Jon Spaihts.
Tyldum is best known for his Oscar-nominated direction of 2014’s The Imitation Game. Spaihts is known for writing such hits as Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.”
The film hits theaters in December.
Check out the trailer below.
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