First Full Trailer for George Clooney's New Sci-Fi 'The Midnight Sky'
by Alex Billington
October 27, 2020
"Is anyone out there…?" "Does anyone copy…?" Netflix has released an official trailer for The Midnight Sky, a new science fiction film directed by George Clooney - who also stars as a lonely scientist living in the Arctic. The film tells two stories - that of Augustine, the Arctic scientist who makes a discovery but must reach a bigger satellite - which connects directly to the other story of astronauts returning home from a deep space mission. Adapted from the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, telling the story of two outsiders grappling "with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed." This looks like a thrilling and intelligent sci-fi commenting on our hopes and desires for the future, and our failure as human beings to protect this planet. In addition to Clooney, this stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Sophie Rundle, Ethan Peck, Miriam Shor, and Tiffany Boone. I'm loving the look of this, my kind of sci-fi! Excited to watch it already and lucky we'll all be able to enjoy this in a few months.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for George Clooney's The Midnight Sky, direct from YouTube:
This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist living in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home from a mission to Jupiter to a mysterious global catastrophe. The Midnight Sky is directed by Oscar-winning American actor / filmmaker George Clooney, director of the movies Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night and Good Luck, Leatherheads, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men, and Suburbicon previously. The screenplay is written by Mark L. Smith, adapted from Lily Brooks-Dalton's acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight. Produced by Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Keith Redmon, Bard Dorros, Cliff Roberts. Featuring music by Alexandre Desplat. Netflix will debut Clooney's The Midnight Sky in select theaters sometime in December, then streaming on Netflix starting December 23rd late this year. First impression? Look good?
Yes please, my kind of sci-fi as well. Heard good things about the book, let's hope it translates well.
Efterklang on Oct 27, 2020
Looking forward to this. However, Clooney is a hit-and-miss director, so we'll have to see.
kitano0 on Oct 27, 2020
So true, yet all of his movies (IIRC) look amazing and are well done in every aspect, so I don't really fault him (or anyone) when his movie "misses". Looking forward to this too.
Akirakorn on Oct 28, 2020
last movie liked him in was Syriana. this movie looks like an amazon prime video
002448 . on Oct 28, 2020
That looks interesting enough to be fun ...
shiboleth on Oct 27, 2020
Just what the world needs now. A global catastrophe movie.
Charles Knowlton on Oct 28, 2020
Ha. Actually it is the best kind of escapism! I'm really looking forward to watching this Greenland movie later this year... But I think this is more of a sci-fi story about hope and failure, and humanity's role in the universe. Which is a more gratifying and exciting kind of film to watch than just a disaster movie or another false-hope "we can save everything if we come together!" story. Way way too many of these recently...
Alex Billington on Oct 28, 2020
I have to admit this looks pretty good and George Clooney is always a safe bet. I think I'll wait to see it until this current pandemic is over but before the next one starts.
Charles Knowlton on Oct 28, 2020
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