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Beyond White Space: Holt McCallany hunts a giant space beast in first Moby Dick-esque trailer

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Nov 9, 2018, 3:09 PM EST

Mindhunter's Holt McCallany is going from hunting serial killers, to hunting giant space monsters.

In Beyond White Space, the actor plays Richard Bentley, the captain of deep space fishing vessel (in the year 2150) with a vendetta against a whale-like creature that killed his father years before. When his ship is raided by a group of pirates, he plans to capture the creature and sell it for a massive profit on the black market. 

Think of it as Moby Dick/The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou in outer space as you watch the trailer (released by io9) below...

The premise is pretty cool and the effects look decent. You always have to give props to a movie for trying to put a new genre spin on an old classic. Off the top of our heads, we think of Disney's Treasure Planet, the 2002 animated feature that turned Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book, Treasure Island, into a sci-fi epic. 

Directed by longtime visual effects supervisor Ken Locsmandi (Donnie Darko, Transcendence), Beyond White Space doesn't have any other big names besides McCallany. What it lacks for celebrity power, it makes up for with a badass tagline: "In deep space, the monsters don't hide in the dark." That's on par with Alien's "In space, no one can hear you scream," wouldn't you say?

Written by Ryan Colucci (Battle for Terra) and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Dragon's Egg), Beyond White Space gets a limited theatrical release and drops on VOD Dec. 14. The movie secured its North American release from Vetical Entertainment in September.

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