Sony has released the first two trailers for their upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Life'," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson. The thriller also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, and Ariyon Bakare in a film written by "Deadpool" scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Life beyond Earth

The film follows the six person crew aboard the International Space Stationas they receive a sample from Mars that holds the first proof of life beyond Earth.

It appears to be a simple, single-celled organism that holds exciting possibilities for humanity's future, but quickly proves to be more dangerous than the crew could have imagined. What follows is a desperate fight for survival from a creature that could wreak havoc if it gets to earth.

This is not necessarily a new concept seen in film, with Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Alien"arguably setting the bar for this type of story. What helps give this a unique feel is pulling from more recent sci-fi films like Alfonso Cuarron's "Gravity"to set this story apart.

That, and the incredible cast put together for this film.

The real crew at work

As mentioned, one of the biggest draws of this film is the incredible cast that is put together for this film. Jake Gyllenhaal has, arguably, been one of the best actors working today, delivering standout performances in nearly every film he has been in, leads the team. Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds serve as the secondary leads, with Ferguson getting more high-profile projects since 2015's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" and Reynolds' long gestating comic adaptation "Deadpool"finally releasing to massive success earlier this year.

They are buoyed by a strong international cast, with the biggest name being Hiroyuki Sanada, who has been getting more and more work in western projectssince 2003's "The Last Samurai." While small, this is an incredible cast put together for this thriller.

The biggest question marks surround the writers and director, Reese/Wernick and Daniel Espinosa, respectively. Reynolds, himself, has the most experience with Reese and Wernick, being the writers that helped bring "Deadpool" to the big screen.

However, most of their projects tended to lean more into the comedy and/or action realms and, for the most part, have been successful. Writing a film like this will be an interesting test for the writers. As for Espinosa, he has been a hit or miss director in the last few years. He, too, worked with Reynolds in the 2012 action thriller, "Safe House," which was a bit of a surprise success, but followed it up with 2015's "Child 44" starring Tom Hardy, which ended up bombing at release. Hopefully it will lean more to the former.

"Life" releases on May 24, 2017.

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