added: Thu, Jan 5th '17
It's a classic tale of boy meets girl ... and also a tale of boy meets world for the first time ever.
Check out a new 60-second trailer for "The Space Between Us," a coming-of-age drama about a 16-year-old boy born on Mars, who was raised on a space station for the entirety of his life. But as soon as he meets an Earth girl online, he decides to meet her in person, only to discover Earth's atmosphere is too much for his Martian heart to handle. What a lovesick boy to do?
Starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino, the film comes from director Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dance, Hector and the Search for Happiness) and writer-producer Allan Loeb (Collateral Beauty). It's slated for a February 3rd release.
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet -- never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot -- an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars -- from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
directed by Peter Chelsom
starring Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, Janet Montgomery, BD Wong
release date February 3, 2017