Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Face Aliens (and Eachother) in Life

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Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal star as part of an international cast in the forthcoming science fiction movie Life. The film sees Reynold reunite with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but is noticeably lacking in snappy one-liners.  That said, Life bears more similarity to cerebral films such as Europa Report, Moon, and Alien, than any summer flick. The trailer features fish-bowl space helmets, a tense orchestral soundtrack, and eerie undertones, all of which serve to place the film in the growing subgenera of space horror.  Additionally from the narration paints the film as an exploration of the delicacy of both life-sustaining systems in space, and interpersonal relationships as the characters are faced with colliding satellites, extra-terrestrial slime mold and fear of the unknown.

Watch the official trailer and read the synopsis below.

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Simone is a contributor to The Young Folks.