Ryan Reynolds talks about his new movie Life and how it offers a glimpse into the future of finding alien life.
Ryan Reynolds takes a break from superhero mode to star in the next big sci-fi thriller Life, which the actor admits makes you realize that finding life on other planets may not be far off.
“That’s what I love about Life, this incredible script, actually by the Deadpool writers, it’s a story about where they bring onboard an organism they found in space,” Reynolds told Good Morning America. “What’s so scary about it isn’t that it’s this evil creature, but it’s just designed to survive. What is scarier than waking up to a bunch of human faces staring down at you? It’s a pretty intense ride.”
Life is a sci-fi thriller that follows a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station (ISS) whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that could have caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
“It begins with an air of discovery that turns to a tension that permeates the whole film as we learn more and more about this thing that we’ve put on board the ISS. Some of us are a little more excited than others,” Reynolds says of the creature in the movie. “Some are incredibly aggressive, others more conservative. And these ideas are mixed together – but like a lot of human actions, we push things a little farther than we should.”
As to why audiences will relate to the story Reynolds feels that alien life is something we all find fascinating. “I would say glimpse to the future just because this is so probable,” he told Screenrant.com. “I mean, I don’t think it’s unlike that, I think it is actually probable that we’ll one day discover this. I think it’s future generations, but I still think that we are closer than we think to that.”
Life opens March 24 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya.