Asa Butterfield’s ‘Space Between Us’ Set for December

The Space Between Us Asa Butterfield
Courtesy of STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment has moved Asa Butterfield’s space saga “The Space Between Us” four months from Aug. 19  to Dec. 21.

The sci-fi adventure is launching five days after Disney opens “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

“The Space Between Us” is directed by Peter Chelsom from a script by Allan Loeb from a story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis and Allan Loeb. The film also stars Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino.

The film, which was shot last fall in New Mexico, centers on the first human born on Mars traveling to Earth for the first time and embarking on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be. But the space program wants to send him back to Mars, since his body can’t handle Earth’s environment.

“Space” will open against Sony’s “Passengers,” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as voyagers on a spaceship transporting thousands of sleeping humans to a distant colony; “Assassin’s Creed,” starring Michael Fassbender, and Illumination and Universal’s animated “Sing.”


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  1. “…and a street-smart girl” Oh, boy! I hope she gets into karate fights with 6 foot tall trained commandos and kicks their butts because she’s so Xtreeme!!!!

  2. Freddie says:

    Who cares?

    If you watched the trailer, you already saw the whole movie anyways!

  3. therealeverton says:

    …That said opening a sci-Fi film 1 week after Star Wars and on the same “weekend” when a Jennifer Lawrence / Chris Pratt sci-fi film is being released (itself a risky date) seems like someone is just trying to bury this film for some reason.

  4. EricJ says:

    Before Fox started having success with kiddy films and old-folks’ comedies in the week after Christmas…the week between Christmas and New Year’s was known as Death Row.
    It was the week studios -intentionally- released their most marketable but failed movies, knowing that the poster concept and title was strong enough to maybe get a few quick weekends while the press critics were on vacation or doing Year’s Best columns, and wouldn’t be able to write negative reviews.

    Some studios still do that, and Star Wars or not, when a non-kids/old-folks’ movie is moved to Dec. 25th/26th, THAT’S NOT GOOD.

    • therealeverton says:

      Not sure what the bulk of your post is trying to say here, that weekend has been a very good one for a umber of years now, for a various kinds f films from multiple studios. Big releases, well received films and films that are expected to do well.

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