Movie Will Premiere On Netflix
Netflix has released a full trailer for George Clooney’s new post-apocalyptic adventure film The Midnight Sky, which also stars Felicity Jones.
Based on the 2016 book Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, The Midnight Sky follows Augustine (Clooney) a scientist, and also the last person in the Arctic following a mysterious global catastrophe, as he tries to contact the astronauts in space and warn them about returning to an uninhabitable Earth.
Here’s the trailer –
The official blurb from Netflix reads –
“Augustine, a brilliant, ageing astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research centre in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone.”
“At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success. But when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crewmates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home.”
Talking about the film, Clooney, who also directed the film, said –
“It’s a trick, this one, because you have to first establish how alone he is,”
“Then you have to make that loneliness become more and more dangerous along the way”
Starring alongside Clooney and Jones are David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir, and Kyle Chandler.
The Midnight Sky is out in theatres in December and then released on Netflix on December 23rd.