'Life' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal & Ryan Reynolds Discover Life On Mars

Last night during The Walking Dead, Sony Pictures premiered the trailer for Life. No, this isn't the Anton Corbijn-directed Robert Pattinson biography of the Life Magazine photographer from last year. This is the 2017 science fiction thriller about an international space crew that discovers life on Mars. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool), the film features Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) and Ryan Reynolds. Watch the Life trailer now embedded after the jump.

Life Trailer

And here's a slightly different international version:

The action moments in the trailer definitely feel like echo's of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, but the early scenes seem to tease a more contained thriller. I'm interested to see how Sony and Skydance's film differs from Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot's God Particle (aka Cloverfield 3) which is also a thriller set on an international space station. That film will come out much earlier, a February 24th, 2017 release, although we've yet to see even an official still released. I wonder if this early trailer was the result of last week's rumblings that Paramount was going to begin promoting God Particle as the third film in the Cloverfield series. I'm also betting that Ryan Reynold's doesn't last very long in this story, as he is billed lowest on the cast listing.

The official plot synopsis for Life follows:

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Life hits theaters on May 26th, 2017, a week after Annabelle 2, Baywatch, The Nut Job 2, and a week before Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.