Science fiction adventure film by director James Gray titled Ad Astra starring Hollywood veteran actor Brad Pitt.
‘Ad Astra‘ tells of an astronaut who traveled to the outer edge of the solar system to find his father and unravel the mysteries that were threatening life on Earth. Fifteen years ago, an astronaut named Clifford McBride, Roy McBride’s father, was carrying out a space exploration mission.
The mission Clifford undertook was called the ‘Project Five’. ‘Project Five’ is a mission that aims to find sophisticated life in space. Unfortunately, since the mission took place, Clifford has never returned. These events make Roy obsessed to become an astronaut.
According to Roy, his father had sacrificed greatly for the advancement of science. Until one day, there was information that came from Roy’s boss. Clifford is thought to have kept a material in his mission. These materials can damage the order of the solar system.
The impact that has been seen is the frequency of fires and aircraft crashes. To find out what really happened, Roy was sent into space on a mission. Roy has a mission to go to where ‘Project Five’ is. This journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence in the cosmos.
Before watching this trailer and film, consider some interesting facts about the Ad Astra film below.
Ad Astra is taken from Latin
With the theme of outer space, ‘Ad Astra’ which comes from Latin means ‘to the stars’.
Premier at the Venice Film Festival
Ad Astra aired for the first time at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2019. The film was welcomed positively by film critics who attended the event.
Reverse release schedule
Ad Astra was originally scheduled for release on May 24, 2019, but the first show at the Cannes film festival was canceled and there were rumors that the opening might be delayed due to the Fox-Disney merger. As a result, this film premiered in the United States on September 20, 2019.
Brad Pitt and James Gray’s first collaboration
This film became the director’s first collaboration with the film’s main star, Brad Pitt. Previously, the two of them would have collaborated in the film The Lost City of Z (2016), but it was canceled due to conflicting schedule which was not appropriate. Nevertheless, the name Brad Pitt still appears as an executive pro-producer.
Reunion of Space Cowboys players
Ad Astra is a place of reunion for the film star Space Cowboys (2000), starring Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones, and Loren Dean. After 19 years ago, the three actors and actresses collided acting again in this film. Those are 5 interesting facts of the Ad Astra film, starring Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband.