THE SPACE BETWEEN US is rocketing to a new release date.
Young adult sci-fi adventure The Space Between Us is stepping back from its summer release date in favor of facing off against some steeper space-related competition in December.
The movie starring Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino, which follows a teenage boy born on Mars through his whirlwind journey to reconnect with life on Earth, originally made a slight adjustment from July 29th to August 19th. Now the film is leaping out to the winter months, taking up residence on December 21, 2016.
The shift takes the STX Entertainment film from a relatively quiet August line-up and drills it smack in the middle of some major space-related competition: It will come out five days after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and on the same day as Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s Passengers. It will almost face the odds against the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed film and a new animated film from Universal, Sing. The winter vacation week is one of the busiest weeks for US movie theaters, so it’s hard to guess exactly how the numbers will play out.
However, if the studio is less worried about box office numbers and believes the movie has potential for awards contention, this move will definitely improve its timing for consideration.
Check out the first trailer for The Space Between Us here.