'The Space Between Us' Shifts Four Months to Release Straight After 'Rogue One'
STX Entertainment has shifted Asa Butterfield's space epic The Space Between Us four months, now set to debut on December 21 after its initial release date of August 19. This puts it five days after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens.
Peter Chelsom directed The Space Between Us, from a script by ALlan Loeb. Loeb, Stewart Schill, and Richard Barton Lewis developed the story, which also stars Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino.
The film follows the first human born on Mars who travels back to Earth and learns about the world through an adventure with a street smart girl, only for the space program to want him returned to Mars due to his body's inability to handle Earth's environment.
The movie will go up against Sony's Passengers, another sci-fi film which happens to star Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, so it has its work cut out for it.