Asa Butterfield is ‘THE MARTIAN’ in ‘THE SPACE BETWEEN US’ trailer

Asia Butterfield in THE SPACE BETWEEN US. Courtesy of STX Entertainment

Asia Butterfield in THE SPACE BETWEEN US. Courtesy of STX Entertainment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic

It seems like only yesterday when we took a trip to Mars with Matt Damon, watching him survive on the planet, sciencing the shit out of things. Now in THE SPACE BETWEEN US (a title not taken from the Dave Matthews Band ballad), we see Asa Butterfield grow up on Mars. The trouble is, he falls in love with a girl on Earth (played by Britt Robertson) – and they appear to be more than just star-crossed lovers. Will the planets align for them? Get your ass to Mars…. and watch this trailer!

It’s funny they use THE MARTIAN‘s iconic slogan in this trailer, “Bring him home.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. 
While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.  
Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe. 
THE SPACE BETWEEN US opens on August 19.
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Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, CCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.