Sneak Peek: Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN US

THE SPACE BETWEEN US Prepares To Take Audiences On A Sci-Fi Adventure!

“It’s gonna happen and we don’t know what to do.”

That’s the response The Space Between Us Producer Richard Lewis received during a phone call with NASA when he asked them a perplexing question: “So what would happen if a female astronaut happened to be pregnant on the flight to Mars?”

“There was just silence on the end of the call. They said ‘Are you listening to our phone calls?'” It turns out NASA was working out how to best handle that scenario. After that, Lewis knew that he had the beginning of a great story.

We had the opportunity to read the script for the idea come to fruition, The Space Between Us, which tells the story of a young man set worlds apart and the adventure of a lifetime. The story is a wild, endearing look into the human soul and the power of connection. The rare look into the script emphasized the depth of the characters in ways that a description alone cannot and truly allowed us to see the joy and the heart behind it all, which is bound to suck in audiences.

Now, we’ve got a fansite exclusive peek at the smart, heartfelt film starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson, which comes to theaters on July 29, 2016!

First, check out the official summary:

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.

In these two photos, Asa Butterfield’s character Gardner Elliott– named after Chauncey Gardiner, Peter Sellers’ character in Being There, and Elliott of ET fame– hangs out with his loyal robot companion, Centaur, and has an interesting encounter with Tulsa, portrayed by Britt Robertson.

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Butterfield, who previously starred in Ender’s Game and Hugo, says the film has a universal message that isn’t at all sullied by the sci-fi action all around.

“It’s a science fiction, but it’s a lot more than that with all the themes and the ideas,” he said. “It’s very relatable just because it’s set in the future, but all the things we’re dealing with are very current. It’s about belonging and finding where you belong.”

Stay tuned for our full set report in the future!


By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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