'Life' World Premiering at SXSW on Closing Night
Daniel Espinosa's Life will close out South by Southwest, the Festival running from March 10 to 19. It will make its world premiere on the Saturday night, March 18, at the Zach Theater.
The film follows a team of scientists aboard the international space station hose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
“We are thrilled to close out the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with such a special film as ‘Life,’” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “Our audiences will love this taut space thriller’s twists and turns as well as its amazing cast.”
“I’m so honored that ‘Life’ has been chosen as the closing film at South by Southwest,” added Daniel Espinosa. “The people that flock to Austin each year are some of the most engaged and passionate fans of film out there and are the perfect audience to introduce our visceral sci-fi thriller. I hope that, with Life, we find new ways to entertain them, terrify them, and thrill them.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya all star in the film, which was written by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.