Sci-fi is gaining some traction in the movie sphere. And one more addition will start filming this summer.
James Gray, the mind behind The Immigrant and The Lost City of Z will be diving into the world of sci-fi with his Ad Astra. The story is pretty interesting, made even more with Brad Pitt in the star seat.
Speaking to Collider, Gray revealed what's happening and how he's feeling with this new project:
"I'm terrified by it. The science-fiction genre is so tricky because there are elements of fantasy usually involved, and there are also fantastical elements. What I'm trying to do is the most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put I a movie and to basically say, ‘Space is awfully hostile to us.'"
Gray is quick to point out that he feels the project is very ambitious, which does fill him with dread. But the other part is, of course, excitement. The storyline alone for Ad Astra is something worth exploring. It puts an engineer with autism on a trip through the solar system following the footsteps of his father and a failed mission to Neptune.
Ad Astra is expected to start filming on July 17. This is definitely something to look forward to, considering how recent realistic space explorations, like Interstellar and The Martian have proven that sci-fi can actually be exciting and believable to a degree.
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