The Midnight Sky: Netflix Releases First Trailer For George Clooney’s SF Drama

The Midnight Sky Netflix George Clooney

Today we got the first trailer for George Clooney’s latest film, a sci-fi drama called The Midnight Sky based on the acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. The Midnight Sky, directed by Clooney (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck., The Ides of March) and written by  Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), tells a story about a lonely scientist in the Arctic called Augustine (Clooney) in his attempts to stop astronauts led by Sully (Felicity Jones) from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Co-starring David Oyelowo, Demián Bichir, Kyle Chandler, and Tiffany Boone, The Midnight Sky will be released on Netflix on December 23, 2020.

This will be Clooney’s first movie after he took a pause, both as an actor and director – his latest acting credits were back in 2016 (Hail, Caesar! and Money Monster) while his latest directorial effort was critically panned Suburbicon from 2017. Clooney described this movie as Gravity meets The Revenant in an interview he gave to Vanity Fair. Although it’s a post-apocalyptic tale Clooney said that it’s a story about redemption in a way and that he wanted to give some hope in a fairly bleak story about the end of mankind.

In my book, Clooney’s directorial efforts are a hit (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck.) and miss (Suburbicon, Leatherheads) so we’ll see how this one turns out but it looks interesting.

Official description:

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.

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