Previously titled Out of this World, The Space Between Us tells us of a long distance relationship with a difference. Directed by Peter Chelsom, and written by Allan Loeb this stellar love song has a new trailer out today and, well… it seems to give the game away.
Asa Butterfield leads the film as the boy born in orbit, along with Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. It’s a fine cast, and there’s a vibrant YA aspect in this film’s eye. It’s just a shame that there wasn’t more faith held in the audience to turn up without knowing every beat the film has to offer.
Here’s the edited version of the film,
And for a written summary cast your eyes down for a 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.