The Space Between Us
Forgiving the punny title The Space Between Us looks like it’s going to be a romance movie with an angle that hasn’t been explored before. It’s almost like an Amblin Entertainment film mixed with an indie romance, and that sounds fantastic to me.
If that doesn’t convince you, there’s a great supporting cast here that includes Gary Oldman as an important figure at NASA, Carla Gugino as a fellow astronaut, B.D. Wong and Janet Montgomery.
The film comes from director Peter Chelsom, who delivered romance in Shall We Dance? and Serendipity before this, but this looks like something just a little different for him.
Described as being a “star-crossed science fiction love story,” The Space Between Us follows two teens from different worlds. Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly raised in an experimental colony after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth.
Sixteen years later, Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado and hatches a plan to travel across the universe to meet her.
Now, on the run, with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, Gardner must race against time and nature to find his love and win her heart. Once united, the two teens venture to seek out the enigmatic billionaire who funded the original expedition to Mars, in hopes of uncovering information about Gardner’s mother and the mysterious circumstances surrounding how Gardner came into existence.
The Space Between Us is set to open on August 19.