Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by James Gray, has a new trailer and poster. This trailer focuses much more on the psychological and emotional journey that Pitt’s character takes in the film. The poster is all about the eyes and what kind of pain, worry, determination and uncertainty is behind them. This movie looks like it’s a little bit of Apocalypse Now, a hint of Moon and a dash of 2001: A Space Odyssey. We’re into it!
We see some of the same shots in this trailer that we got in the first, but we also get a lot of new information. It’s not just that Roy McBride’s father disappeared. It’s that he may be hiding in space and involved in a “crisis.” A very evocative line delivered by Donald Sutherland sits in the back of your brain. “Exploration isn’t always a noble venture.” We hear him say it over the image of Pitt’s character shooting other explorers off of the surface of what we assume is our moon. That’s not to mention that there is some kind of mysterious and maybe reality-blurring space cowboy theme. This movie looks fascinating!
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.
Ad Astra blasts into theaters September 20th.