Finally! First Trailer for James Gray's Sci-Fi 'Ad Astra' with Brad Pitt

June 5, 2019
Source: YouTube

Ad Astra Trailer

"We're counting on you to find out what's happening out there." To the stars! 20th Century Fox has finally debuted an official trailer for the epic sci-fi thriller Ad Astra, the latest movie made by filmmaker James Gray (We Own the Night, The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z). This one has been in the works for a while, with release dates being pushed back - but it's now set for September. Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father. Twenty years after his dad left on a one-way mission to Neptune to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, Roy McBride travels through our solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. The movie also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, Kimberly Elise, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, and John Ortiz. Well, this looks as stunning and as breathtaking as I'd hoped it might. Enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for James Gray's Ad Astra, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Ad Astra Poster

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 is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker James Gray, director of the films Little Odessa, The Yards, We Own the Night, Two Lovers, The Immigrant, and The Lost City of Z previously. The screenplay is written by James Gray & Ethan Gross. The film was shot in late 2017, then originally set for release in early 2019 after radio silence, but was then pushed back numerous times. 20th Century Fox will now release Gray's Ad Astra in theaters starting on September 20th, 2019 coming up this fall. Follow @adastramovie. First impression? Worth the wait?

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Those stars, they give you chill, right?

shiboleth on Jun 5, 2019


My kind of sci-fi. I look forward to it, but I don't want to watch any more footage before it comes out.

Efterklang on Jun 5, 2019


Wait... how did he "fall" from the station that is being destroyed ?

Tester on Jun 5, 2019


I had a similar thought and reaction. The space station is floating....but he's falling????

THE_RAW_ on Jun 5, 2019


Maybe it's not a floating station, but a space elevator?

Efterklang on Jun 5, 2019


Probably the same evil force that pulled Clooney away from Bullock in 'Gravity'. Even a first-grader can understand how gravity, centrifugal force and momentum work in space. And there are some nice apps out there if one needs some couching.

Grotten Olm on Jun 5, 2019


You'd better go back to first grade because I'm 100% confident they don't teach/learn that.

THE_RAW_ on Jun 5, 2019


It was a rhetorical question

Tester on Jun 5, 2019


Honestly. It look like they cut the trailer as a slight action movie, when I'm not getting those vibes from the story it was trying to say. I'm puzzled.

Brandon Cole on Jun 5, 2019


I'll give that a watch

Lewis on Jun 5, 2019


It's sort of amazing how many movies are driven solely by daddy issues.

Movie Bear on Jun 5, 2019


Should they have called this "Interstellar 2: The Search for Dad"? I'm always down for some hardcore sci-fi and this looks well acted and directed. I'm a bit apprehensive regarding the pushing back of the release date. Hopefully it was due to perfecting effects/editing and not the studio's lack of confidence in the film. Not that generally means anything, however, if test audiences had issues, could very well be the case.

THE_RAW_ on Jun 5, 2019


It's themes and set up seem pretty intelligent, but if not for the cast I'm not too sure how interested I am in this one. All these out in space movies are getting to be a bit repetitive. I also did not care much for this director's first several, four, films, but absolutely loved The Immigrants. That was so well made on all levels. Story, themes, production design, photography and cast. Just an excellent intelligent film. I don't now why I've not been able to see Lost City of Z and really want to, but so far have been unable to. So I'm not sure about this effort, but I've always like Pitt and who cannot find Tommy Lee Jones interesting to watch? Also, one of my favorite lesser known actors, John Ortiz, is in this so that's a plus for me too.

thespiritbo on Jun 5, 2019


Interesting as Scifi. Glad they aren't trying to play it straight, straight.

DAVIDPD on Jun 5, 2019

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