Ooooh, I got some chills from this trailer. While The Martian may have been a largely light-hearted (comedy?) movie about being isolated on Mars, Approaching the Unknown manages to feel a lot more isolated, claustrophobic, and threatening with what appears to be only a fraction of the budget. I’ve always thought that the idea of going insane along in space is a great hook for sci-fi storytelling, so this plays right into what I like to see in this kind of film. I wonder if this is what will really happen to the first person we send to Mars.
Approaching the Unknown comes out June 3, 2016.