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THE MIDNIGHT SKY Directed by George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Felicity Jones Come in Ether. This is Barbo Observatory. Are you receiving this? Is anybody out there? - Augustine

A lone scientist in the Artic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Artic as he tries to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a disaster. Actor/director George Clooney bills this project as “Gravity” (2013) meets “The Revenant” (2015), noting, “They’re not natural fits, so it was a constant balancing act.” The fact The “Midnight Sky” would resemble Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Oscar-winning adventure epic “”The Revenant is not by accident, as the project was written by The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith. The Revenant part of the script kicks in during the film when Augustine and the girl Are forced to venture through the increasingly toxic air and melting landscape to reach an observatory that has a communications array powerful enough to reach the starship. The astronauts, meanwhile, set out on their own adventure while taking a shortcut on their journey to Earth. Working on Gravity prepared Clooney for the challenges of directing a space epic “One of the things that I learned from working with Alfonso about space is, once you’re in the anti-gravity kind of world, there is no north and south or east or west, because it doesn’t exist in space. Up isn’t up and down isn’t down. So the camera can be upside down, characters can be upside down, and it’s hard to do, because you’re constantly rotating the camera, and hoping you’re not doing it so much that you’re making everybody sick. Alfonso did it perfectly.

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