Described as a “Romeo & Juliet” story that centers on the first human born on Mars. more
Release DateU.S.The Space Between Us was released on
Friday, February 3, 2017 Nationwide Release
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for brief sensuality and language
Storylines 3 more
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.
official plot version from stxentertainment.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- "This is a unique, well-crafted personal story set against an expansive landscape, and we are thrilled to be a part of this film and work with this enormously talented cast," said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group. "The film has a completely authentic voice and the kinds of nuanced characters who are distinctive and truly memorable. We were drawn in by this story and its universal themes of longing for community and love. We can't wait to begin shooting with Peter Chelsom and Richard Lewis, and the entire production team.
- Executive producers are Allan Loeb, Steven Pearl and Doug Urbanski, with Gabrielle Jerou co-producing.
Also Known As
- Untitled Mars Project
- Out of This World