Directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt, Ad Astra is a sci-fi drama, which focuses on an astronaut sent into space to find his father. The film tells the story of astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt), who is sent on a mission to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of earth.
His journey however will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Based on the synopsis and the trailer for Ad Astra, there will be obvious comparisons to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. And judging by the great effects used in this one, it looks to be par for course as well.
Along with Pitt, Ad Astra also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland. The film is expected to land in cinemas this September.