The film tells of soldiers and civilians in the present day who are recruited by time travelers that arrive from the year 2051. Thirty years in the future, you see, there’s a global war going on against deadly aliens – and humanity’s losing. The plan: go back in time, recruit, and go back to the future with the reinforcements. Pratt plays a high school teacher and family man who joins the fight to give his young daughter a world to live in. He teams up with a brilliant scientist (played by Aussie star Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons).
This marks the live-action feature debut for director Chris McKay, whose previous credits include The Lego Batman Movie and stop motion comedy series Robot Chicken. Zach Dean (Deadfall, 24 Hours to Live) penned the screenplay.
A number of enticing shots shown off below. It certainly looks to be of the big blockbuster variety – one that has the potential to be both original and exciting.
“I’m so proud of this incredible cast and crew who worked under challenging circumstances to create a unique, original sci-fi action movie… something that’s increasingly rare,” McKay said. “Watching this team of actors and artisans effortlessly blend action, horror, comedy and drama was a dream come true for me … and I hope will thrill audiences this summer.”
We’ve got our fingers firmly crossed. The Tomorrow War, also starring Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers, will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 2nd.