Asa Butterfield is From Mars in First Trailer for 'The Space Between Us'

May 25, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Space Between Us Trailer

"Bring him home!" STX Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for Peter Chelsom's The Space Between Us, about a boy who was born and raised on Mars. Asa Butterfield plays the boy, now aged 16, who finally returns to Earth and discovers a whole new planet for the first time. Of course, there's a love story and he falls for a "street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa", played by Britt Robertson, but must deal with his own physical struggles. The full cast includes Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, and Jenny Gabrielle. This gets a bit cheesy, as expected when there's a love story like this, but it has a sweet side to it that makes it hard to resist. I like the concept of a person being born on Mars and discovering Earth for the first time, I'm just not sure if this is the best version of that. Take a look.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Peter Chelsom's The Space Between Us, direct from STX's YouTube:

The Space Between Us Poster

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing… While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. The Space Between Us is directed by Peter Chelsom (Serendipity, Hector and the Search for Happiness), from a screenplay by Allan Loeb. STX opens this film in theaters December 16th.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


Looks like a mix between Room and The Martian.

Nielsen700 on May 25, 2016


The Martian sucked!! I knew it was gonna suck cause Matt Damon's acting sucks, but I watched it anyway and guess what, it sucked!!

CyraNOSE on May 25, 2016


So... you thought it sucked?

Nielsen700 on May 25, 2016


So he brings her to space in the end. Did the photo and trailer give away the end. Not that I'd see it but still. Unless that's a dream he's having.

David Diaz on May 25, 2016


Has potential if it doesn't drown in the syrup...that being said, Carla Gugino looks stunning in this. One of our best underappreciated actors.

kitano0 on May 25, 2016


Maybe, Just maybe. It's a tough call, I agree ...

shiboleth on May 26, 2016


Nowadays, a lot of movies can be and are in that category. I certainly do understand what you're saying. Cheers back ...

shiboleth on May 26, 2016


Interesting premise but terrible setup via trailer. Who the hell wants a trailer to give away all of the beats of the story?!!!!

desispeed on May 25, 2016


Needs to be recut with Bon Jovi's IT'S MY LIFE.

DAVIDPD on May 25, 2016


Well, to be honest, life on planet Earth was never too easy either. That's strange idea, in fact. I hope he get to have sex during all this mayhem that catches him. What other reason is there to suffer all this?

shiboleth on May 26, 2016


Looks quite boring.

tarek on May 26, 2016


*Eye Roll* Another trailer where I've just seen the entire movie (not that I'd have any inclination to see it anyway. Too sappy and predictable)

RAW_D on May 26, 2016


Well that was...interesting.

Lar Rackell on Jun 1, 2016

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