George Clooney is a grizzled Arctic astronomer in The Midnight Sky trailer

George Clooney directs and stars in The Midnight Sky, based mostly on the the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton.

Netflix has wager closely this 12 months on high-profile characteristic movies starring A-list expertise: first with Chris Hemsworth in Extraction, after which with Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron in The Outdated Guard. That wager has largely paid off. Now the streaming platform has tapped one other Oscar winner, George Clooney, to direct and star within the post-apocalyptic science fiction movie The Midnight Sky. It is tailored from the critically acclaimed 2016 debut novel, Good Morning, Midnight, by Lily Brooks-Dalton, which has been in comparison with Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. The official trailer simply dropped, and it is giving us some sturdy Away vibes (which, alas, has been canceled by Netflix after only one season).

Within the novel, an excellent astronomer named Augustine is posted to the Arctic, scanning the night time sky for clues in regards to the beginning of the universe. Then a mysterious world apocalypse happens, prompting all his fellow scientists to evacuate. However Augustine stays behind, devoted to persevering with his analysis, even because the airwaves go silent. In the meantime, a staff of astronauts aboard the spaceship Aether is about to return to Earth after a mission to Jupiter. On board is Sully, who sacrificed her marriage and left her daughter behind to be able to turn into one of many first people to journey thus far in our Photo voltaic System. The astronauts are unaware of the disaster that has befallen Earth, and it falls to Augustine to warn them to not return.

Snow is white, area is black

Clooney’s movie adaptation appears to be like like it is going to hew carefully to the novel. Per the official premise: “This post-apocalyptic story follows Augustine (Clooney, Syriana, Argo), a lonely scientist within the Arctic, as he races to cease Sully (Felicity Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and her fellow astronauts from returning residence to a mysterious world disaster.” The solid additionally contains David Oyelowo (Selma, Do not Let Go) as Commander Tom Adewole, Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline, First Man) as Matthew, Tiffany Boone (The Following) as Maya, Demián Bichir (A Higher Life) as Sanchez, and Caoilinn Springall as Iris, a mysterious little one that Augustine befriends within the Arctic.

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