What happens when Star-Lord and Katniss Everdeen are stuck on a spaceship together?
Based on the trailer for the upcoming film Passengers — which stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence and comes out December 21 — the answer is: Titanic. But in space, of course.
“I die, you die,” Lawrence says in the trailer, triggering a synapse in the brain of every single person who’s seen James Cameron’s epic teenage romance with a side of seacraft porn (which is every single person, right?).
But Passengers was not the only trailer released this week. Here are a few more that caught our eye.
Passengers (December 21)
In this movie, Pratt and Lawrence play two people who wake up 90 years (the way Pratt pronounces it, it sounds like nine) too “early” during a 120-year space voyage. This presents them with many problems, questions, and awkward situations. But one detail that isn’t fully addressed in this trailer is what these “passengers” smell like after being in stasis; I can barely stand myself after a cross-country plane ride.
Blue Jay (October 11)
Blue Jay stars Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson. Considering Paulson is best known for her television work on American Horror Story and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — and just won her first Emmy for the latter — it’s a nice change of pace to see her play a character who isn’t living in a literal nightmare or stressed out over one of the most famous murder trials in the history of the United States.
Fist Fight (2017)
Here’s the premise of Fist Fight: In order to settle a beef, two teachers (played by Ice Cube and Charlie Day), will fight at school instead of the students. This trailer makes me sad for everyone involved.
Ghost in the Shell (March 31, 2017)
Ghost in the Shell is one of the most controversial and most anticipated movies in the pipeline because of its decision to cast Scarlett Johansson as the protagonist of a story that is fundamentally Japanese. This first tease is a brilliant, discordant tease — full of scratchy cuts, dark, gorgeous imagery, and Johansson’s Major Motoko Kusanagi gaining consciousness.
Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7, 2017)
All that happens in this trailer is that a flower tries to eat a Smurf, and then spits up said Smurf all covered in goo. And yet I have a feeling that Smurfs: The Lost Village will be a better movie than Suicide Squad.
The Whole Truth (October 21)
Bless the people who have given us The Whole Truth, which features Keanu Reeves as a criminal defense lawyer who’s determined to acquit a teenage boy accused of killing his own father. Renée Zellweger plays the boy’s mother, and is probably the real killer. But — cue the dramatic piano chords — Reeves doesn’t know THE WHOLE TRUTH. And the fact that everyone in the cast is keeping a straight face is a testament to the human spirit and a divine sense of comedy in the universe.