Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is on his way back to cinemas in a very big way this year, and now the all-new trailer for the much anticipated Ad Astra has been released and it promises an incredible cinematic production.
Watch the all-new trailer below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Directed by filmmaker James Gray (We Own The Night, The Yards, The Lost City of Z), who has come to be regarded as the heir to Coppola, Ad Astra is a thrilling new vision of one man’s impossible mission to head out to the edge of space to find himself and the father who left him. Along with it’s massive set pieces and edge of your seat thrills, Ad Astra focuses in on some massive themes such as the bind between father and son, the maddening quest to go further as a species and psychological problems that loneliness can bring on.
Gray has stated has he wants to make the most cutting edge space film that cinema has ever seen and with his bold use of camera movement and design, he’s producing something that will absolutely succeed 2001: A Space Odyssey as the new standard for the genre. Grey has also informed audiences that Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has served as a big inspiration for the film and you can feel this journey up the river as Brad Pitt’s astronaut Roy McBride ventures further into the cosmos to find his rogue father.
Pitt has never looked better in a role and the character and circumstances that befall him as McBride in a journey that will test his physical and mental limits, along with his own sense of self as he seeks out his father and the answers that await both of them.
Packed to the brim with thrilling science fiction action, alongside a great character study, Ad Astra looks like an incredible piece of cinema that you’ll need to watch when it arrives in cinemas later this year.