Okay, okay, sticking Deadpool in the headline stinks a little bit of desperation when you start watching the trailer for Life and realise that it’s nothing at all like Deadpool (though one quip about a custody battle could have come out of the merc’s mouth). On the other hand we have to get your attention somehow, because the actual name of the film sure ain’t gonna do that. And it is written by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Life is actually an SF thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Demolition), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Girl On The Train) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Green Lantern) as astronauts on the International Space Station who find some very nasty life on Mars. It’s directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) and is set for a release in the UK on 24 March.
Here’s the short Super Bowl trailer for Life and the longer version.