Set after a global catastrophe, the film follows a scientist (Clooney) in the Arctic as he races to communicate with returning astronauts before they land. Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone play those on their way to a changed Earth.
This is Clooney’s sixth film behind the camera (following The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night and Good Luck, Leatherheads, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon) – and it’s his first time directing for the sci-fi genre. It’s based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and has an adapted screenplay from Mark L. Smith, whose credits include The Revenant and Overlord.
The trailer is solid, showcasing visuals that suggest it may be one to see on the biggest screen possible, and a respectable ensemble of strong performers. The talent and production values are on point; let’s hope the story and the surprises it almost certainly holds tick off the right boxes, too.
The Midnight Sky will be streaming on Netflix and hitting limited US cinemas on December 23rd.
This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.