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The trailer for Danny Boyle’s (28 Days) critically acclaimed sci-fi thiller Sunshine premiered in theatres stateside with the release of Day Watch. I’ve heard good things about this film (although it has not done well at the box office) and I am impressed with the casting. The film premiered internationally back in March, the same weekend as 300. Sunshine has yet to receive a U.S. opening date. It can only be soon, at least let’s hope with the trailer in cinemas.

A friend who lives in Hong Kong these days actually saw Sunshine back in March and said it “totally took me by surprise.” He described it as “Alien, Event Horizon and Solaris all rolled into one with amazing music and mind bending visuals.”

Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction suspense film directed by Danny Boyle from a screenplay by Alex Garland. The film follows a spaceship crew, played by an ensemble cast of Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong and Michelle Yeoh, who are tasked with reigniting a dying sun. Fox Searchlight is distributing the film, which opened in the UK and Ireland on 5 April 2007.

Filmed entirely in the United Kingdom, the film was produced on a very small budget for the genre, and was well received critically for its exploration of the psychological and ethical ramifications of space travel, but performed poorly at the box office throughout Europe, and has so far failed to recoup its budget.[2]

Still, I can’t wait to see it!



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