The New Poster For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Life' Is Straight-Up Beautiful

Friday, 16 December 2016 - 12:58PM
Friday, 16 December 2016 - 12:58PM
The New Poster For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Life' Is Straight-Up Beautiful
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We've compared the new sci-fi movie Life with Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson to a lot of things: The Andromeda Strain (primitive extraterrestrial life runs amok!), The Thing (there's flamethrowers to kill that primitive life!), and the more recent God Particle (it's a space-disaster movie aboard the ISS!). But now that Passengers has turned out to be a baffling mess in the trailers, we're hoping that Life can pick up the sci-fi slack in theaters and deliver on its relatively straightforward premise.

Since the first official trailer dropped, we haven't heard much from Life, but today a new poster was released showcasing the lead actors looking soulfully into our eyes:

The tagline is "Be careful what you search for", referencing the decades-long scientific obsession with SETI. A lot of sci-fi movies use their creative license to create elaborate aliens and tech (like Arrival), but it's nice to see a movie that goes the other route and shows extraterrestrial life in a petri dish rather than a flying saucer. In case you didn't catch the synopsis for the movie, it has to do with a team aboard the ISS studying samples of biological life taken from Mars:

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'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.
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It's actually a pretty timely concept to explore, considering Elon Musk's plans to start colonizing the Red Planet and scientists' work on creating new LIDAR technology to allow rovers to scan for signs of life while exploring the surface of Mars. We're looking forward to seeing how in-depth the science goes, but to be honest, we just want to see the scene where Ryan Reynolds flamethrowers some plant monster to death and realizes that he's just burned up all the oxygen in the room because he's in space and that's what combustion does, you big dummy.

Life hits US theaters March 24th, 2017.
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