In space, no one can hear you ripping off “Alien”. Or at least that’s my initial thought after seeing the trailer for “Pandorum” this past weekend in front of "Drag Me To Hell". The film, which stars Dennis Quiad and Ben Foster as two astronauts who awaken aboard an abandon spaceship is set to open on September 4th.
Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the spacecraft. They can't remember anything - who are they, what is their mission? The only way out of the chamber is a dark and narrow airshaft. Corporal Bower (Foster), the younger of the two, crawls inside, while the other, Lt. Payton (Quaid), stays behind for guidance on a radio transmitter. As Bower ventures deeper and deeper into the ship, he begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking and deadly secrets come unraveled, and the astronauts realize that the survival of mankind hinges on their actions.
Like I said I’m getting a very big “Alien” vibe from this one, with some “Resident Evil” thrown in for good measure. The latter might be largely due to the fact that “Pandorum” is being produced by the same group that also created the original Resident Evil films. You can view the trailer below and judge for yourself.