For all the sci-fi and suspense thriller fans out there, we have exciting news for you as the much adored ‘House of Cards’ actress Kate Mara is reportedly returning to the Silver screen, starring in the upcoming feature film ‘The Astronaut’, produced by Brad Fuller, Cameron Fuller, Maurice Fadida, Eric B. Fleischman and Chris Abernathy. Written/Directed by Jess Varley, the movie will potentially showcase Mara in a different role as she plays Sam, an astronaut that encounters several truths and unnatural occurrences suspiciously tied to her space mission.
Casting, plot and more
The official cast list for ‘The Astronaut’ is yet to be announced but we can expect to see actors Laurence Fishburne and Gabriel Luna playing lead roles alongside Mara in the film.
‘The Astronaut’ will narrate the story of Sam Walker (Mara) who is discovered injured in a damaged capsule in the Atlantic Ocean, as she returns from her first space expedition. Though General William Harris (Fishburne), her foster father arranges for her to be quarantined in a high security house with NASA surveillance and Sam readjusts to life on earth, she suddenly begins to see and hear extraterrestrial forces. As doubts arise, Sam realizes that her organization is not exactly intending on protecting her and she can trust no one. The question remains on what awaits Sam on her return.
Owing to the success of the ‘Purge series’, Brad Fuller’s new production will commence alongside Maurice Fadida, Eric B. Fleischman and Chris Abernathy. Cameron Fuller joins Brad Fuller in an interesting father-son duo as they take on the production of ‘The Astronaut’.
Ireland to play a crucial role
Yes what you read is true! ‘The Astronaut’ that may begin shooting sometime in October 2023 has its location in Ireland. The character played by Mara, resides is a house isolated in the woods and what better place to find such aura than Ireland. Ireland is known for its iconic cliffs, islands, lush forests and wildlife and it will be a delight if its scenic beauty does indeed makes its appearance in the upcoming film.
Combining suspense thrillers with sci-fi is not a new aspect of cinematic genres. However, creating quality sci-fi/ suspense thrillers can prove to be a difficult job as often, both the sub genres fail to appeal to the audience equally. Either the sci-fi aspect surpasses the thriller aspect or the contrary happens. But for all we know, ‘the Astronaut’ might just be what the silver screen needs as its plot line and casting does promise an entertaining watch. So stay tuned for the latest information on this upcoming feature film.