Watch the first trailer for Asa Butterfield's sci-fi movie The Space Between Us

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May 25, 2016, 4:46 PM EDT (Updated)

The first trailer for director Peter Chelsom’s (Serendipity) sci-fi movie The Space Between Us has just landed, boasting quite an intriguing concept. The screenplay was penned by Allan Loeb (The Switch) from a story he wrote with Stewart Schill and Richard Barton Lewis.

The movie stars former Spider-Man hopeful Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) as Gardner Eliot, a 16-year-old boy born on Mars (he's also the first human born on the Red Planet), whose entire existence was kept a secret by NASA and who now gets the chance to go to Earth.

Also starring in this touching sci-fi tale is Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) as Gardner's Earthly love interest Tulsa, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), B.D. Wong (Jurassic World) and Salem’s Janet Montgomery.

Check it out:


Here's the movie 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.

The Space Between Us is set for an Aug. 19 release. What did you think of the trailer?

(via Deadline)

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