Release Date: September 25, 2009

You never let me deal with the scary alien stuff!

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Did you like Alien(s)? Pitch Black? Sunshine? Overture Films is hoping that fans of the horror/thriller-in-space genre will come out to support Pandorum, a movie that seems to steal little elements of all these films and turn them into something...if not unique, at least interesting.

Dennis Quaid, who seems to be making it a goal to star in every low-budget movie in the late 2000s, stars alongside Ben Foster (you'll know him from 3:10 to Yuma and 30 Days of Night) as the two play astronauts who awaken from a deep sleep to find their spaceship to be apparently abandoned. They're unable to remember who they are or what their mission is. Also, strange noises are coming from the belly of the ship. That can't be good, right?

Of course it can't. Things just get stranger as the younger of the two explores an airshaft that appears to be their only way of escaping. Terrifying secrets come to light, and the pair realize that the fate of humanity lies in their hands. Why are people always having to save humanity, anyway? I'm sure we could tell a perfectly compelling and engaging story that requires them to save, say, half the world.

Pandorum is the kind of film that will open small and then either fade away, or, depending on whether people think it's actually any good, to become a cult classic that people talk about with reverent tones. I'm betting on the former, but it's always a nice surprise when I'm wrong about these kinds of things. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Pandorum
Main Cast Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet
Supporting Cast Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, Andre Hennicke, Norman Reedus
Director Christian Alvart
Screenwriter Travis Milloy
Distributor Overture Films
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating R
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