At first, the trailer for Life unfolds like a Gravity-style disaster movie set in space. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, together on screen for the first time, are part of a six-person crew on the International Space Station who look like they’re in some serious trouble as a satellite comes hurtling toward them. But then the trailer hangs a left, revealing that the movie is actually about the ISS crew—which also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, and Hiroyuki Sanada—discovering life on Mars. Things don’t go too well from there, as the life-form doesn’t seem too down with humans, and the movie turns into what looks like your average spaceship-set horror movie.
Still, the visuals courtesy of director Daniel Espinosa are breathtaking, and the trailer is set to President John F. Kennedy’s famous “We choose to go to the moon” speech which he gave at Rice University in 1962. “No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come,” we hear him say. “And, therefore, as we set sail, we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.”
Life hits theaters next Memorial Day, but before that, God Particle, another thriller set aboard the ISS, comes out in February. Check out the Life trailer above.