The Space Between Us movie starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino

We’ve got our hands on new official pictures of The Space Between Us, the upcoming romantic science-fiction movie starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman (who plays an Elon Musk-like character named Nathaniel Shepherd, who heads up the Mars colonization program), and Carla Gugino:

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Plot synopsis:
“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.”

Instead of going to Earth he should have invited her to Mars, but well, I heard that a lustful young man doesn’t think straight, lol!

A few words from Asa Butterfield:

Ultimately, it’s all about Gardner finding his humanity and what it means to be human, through quite literally experiencing Earth for the first time.

Asa Butterfield

The film is directed by Peter Chelsom. It will open in theaters on August 19, 2016.

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