The formerly-untitled sci-fi feature will be called The Space Between Us
Motion picture and television studio STX Entertainment has officially titled their upcoming intergalactic love story The Space Between Us, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, President of STX Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.
The Space Between Us stars Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy, Harry Potter series), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo), Carla Gugino (“Wayward Pines,” Night at the Museum), Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, The Longest Ride), BD Wong (Jurassic World, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), and Janet Montgomery (Black Swan,” “Salem”).
Described as being a “star-crossed science fiction love story,” The Space Between Us follows two teens from different worlds. Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly raised in an experimental colony after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Sixteen years later, Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado and hatches a plan to travel across the universe to meet her. Now, on the run, with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, Gardner must race against time and nature to find his love and win her heart. Once united, the two teens venture to seek out the enigmatic billionaire who funded the original expedition to Mars, in hopes of uncovering information about Gardner’s mother and the mysterious circumstances surrounding how Gardner came into existence.
“This is a unique, well-crafted personal story set against an expansive landscape,” said STX Chairman Adam Fogelson earlier this year, “and we are thrilled to be a part of this film and work with this enormously talented cast. The film has a completely authentic voice and the kinds of nuanced characters who are distinctive and truly memorable. We were drawn in by this story and its universal themes of longing for community and love. We can’t wait to begin shooting with Peter Chelsom and Richard Lewis, and the entire production team.”
The Space Between Us will enter production later this month.