Chris McKay’s The Tomorrow War is now imminent. It will hit the Amazon Prime streaming service on July 2nd and now the final The Tomorrow War trailer is here.
The Chris Pratt-led sci-fi actioner sees soldiers and civilians being from our present being recruited for a war against an alien species three decades in the future. A war that humanity is losing.
Pratt plays a high school teacher and family man who teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet. Following the first trailer a few weeks ago, the final The Tomorrow War trailer has been released.
Originally set for theatrical release by Paramount Pictures, the film’s distribution rights were acquired by Amazon Studios due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Originally known as Ghost Draft, filming began on 1st September 2019, in Lincolnton, Georgia, Atlanta, and Iceland, and wrapped on January 12, 2020.
When the pandemic hit and cinemas were closed, Amazon Studios began talks to acquire the film for around $200 million.
In an interview with Digital Spy ahead of release, Pratt discussed why he chose to sign up for the movie:
“Right off the bat, it’s really rare that there’s a film of this scope and magnitude that is original IP. That doesn’t happen anymore.”
He went on to talk in detail:
“I’ve heard a lot of people grumble about that. Why does everything have to be a sequel? Why does everything have to be based on a video game?
To step in and do something that’s completely original based simply on an amazing script from the imagination of a wonderful screenwriter — I was really grateful to be in a position where I could, you know, join up with the studio and say, ‘Hey, are you willing to write a cheque for this big of a movie? With no guarantee that people are gonna watch it?'”
He also said he has one ask of the audience when they watch The Tomorrow War in their homes:
“Turn off your phones.”
The Tomorrow War is a Skydance Media and Paramount Pictures production that co-stars Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, and Betty Gilpin. It was produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David S. Goyer, Jules Daly, and Adam Kolbrenner; and written by Zach Dean.