Netflix has just unveiled the first trailer for George Clooney’s new movie project The Midnight Sky. Clooney also directs and stars in the post-apocalyptic drama movie, which is based on the book of Lily Brooks-Dalton.
Clooney will be playing a man named Augustine, who he thinks is one of the last men on earth until he comes across a small girl named Iris. He is an alone scientist living in the Arctic and as he finds himself bound to care for the girl he discovers that a group of astronauts that have been on a long mission is coming back to earth. Augustine races to try and stop them because of a strange global disaster that has made Earth inhabitable.
Clooney is joined by a talented cast of actors that includes Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir and Kyle Chandler, with Caoilinn Springall in her first major movie role.
Clooney said to Vanity Fair:
“It’s science fiction, which unfortunately is less fictional as we move through the days. The sickness of hate and the elements that come from that, battles and wars — that has been percolating for quite some time.
“I wanted it to be about redemption in a way. I wanted there to be some hopefulness in a fairly bleak story about the end of mankind.”
The Midnight Sky looks great and it will be released on Netflix on December 23rd. Check out the trailer below: