Ad Astra is a 2019 American science fiction adventure film directed by James Gray.
20th Century Fox on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Ad Astra | IMAX Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
In the near future, Earth's solar system is struck by mysterious power surges, threatening all human life. After surviving an incident caused by a surge, Major Roy McBride, son of famed astronaut H. Clifford McBride, is informed by U.S. Space Command (SpaceCom) that the surges have been traced to the "Lima Project" - created to search the farthest Solar System for intelligent life, under Clifford's leadership - from whom nothing has been heard for sixteen years after reaching Neptune. Informed that Clifford may still be alive, Roy accepts a mission to travel to Mars to try and establish communication with him, joined by his father's old associate Colonel Pruitt. Taking a commercial flight to the Moon, Roy and Pruitt are escorted by US military personnel to the SpaceCom base. En route in lunar rovers, they are ambushed by scavenging pirates, who kill most of the group. Reaching the base, a dying Pruitt is placed into intensive care. Roy transfers to the ship Cepheus on a flight to Mars. The ship receives a distress signal from a Norwegian biomedical research space station. It seems abandoned, but a baboon test subject has escaped, killing the ship's captain before being neutralized by Roy. Another baboon attacks, but Roy locks it in a module and depressurizes the chamber,killing it instantly. He believes he can save the captain and tapes up his damaged helmet before carrying him back to the ship but he is declared dead on arrival. A brief service is held where the departed captain's remains are ejected into space.
Principal photography began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California, lasting 60 days.
The film Ad Astra was scheduled to be released on August 29, 2019 (Venice), on September 18, 2019 (United Kingdom), on September 19, 2019 (Germany) and on September 20, 2019 (United States, Turkey) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, Big Picture 2 Films, Blitz, Bona Film Group, CinemArt, Forum Hungary, Galaxy Distributors, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Press Play Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., Ukrainian Film Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Japan and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).
The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $45.2 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Ad Astra got high rating from critics.
Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/ad-astra
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