In case you haven’t noticed, it’s kind of my job to keep up to date with movies. I’m usually pretty good at this job. So it’s really baffling that the very first time I had ever heard of Approaching the Unknown was when the trailer dropped yesterday afternoon. I mean, it’s high concept sci-fi – I’m a science-fiction ubergeek – but also a close-quarters potboiler – I love tense survivalist thrillers – and it stars Mark Strong – who I have adored in everything he has ever done! How the hell did this fly under my radar?!
Well the only flying it’s doing now is right up into the upper levels of my Movies I’m Excited For In 2016 list, especially after watching this gripping first trailer.
Strong is always compelling on screen, so lets just hope first-time feature film writer/director Mark Elijah Rosenberg doesn’t flake out on the story and direction. Rosenberg was a winner of the 2015 Sundance/NK Award for new international filmmakers, so he certainly shows promise and his online portfolio for this project seems quite intriguing, so I’m cautiously optimistic this could turn into a pleasant surprise.
Approaching The Unknown also stars Luke Wilson, Sanaa Lathan, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Charles Baker. It releases in limited theaters and VOD on June 3, 2016.
Last Updated: April 29, 2016