‘There’s a universe between all of us.’
The Midnight Sky is a 2020 post-apocalyptic drama feature film about a scientist trying to stop some astronauts returning to devasted Earth.
Directed by George Clooney (director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night and Good Luck, Leatherheads, The Ides of March, Suburbicon) from a screenplay written by Mark L. Smith, adapted from Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight, the movie stars Clooney, plus Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Sophie Rundle, Ethan Peck, Miriam Shor and Tiffany Boone. Produced by Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Keith Redmon, Bard Dorros and Cliff Roberts.
Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney) is a lonely scientist living in Antarctica who believes himself to be the last man alive on Earth until he finds a child named Iris (Caoilinn Springall) whom he feels obliged to care for.
Meanwhile, he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home from a mission to Jupiter to a mysterious global catastrophe.
“It’s science fiction, which unfortunately is less fictional as we move through the days,” Clooney told Vanity Fair. “The sickness of hate and the elements that come from that, battles and wars — that has been percolating for quite some time.” He added: “I wanted it to be about redemption in a way. I wanted there to be some hopefulness in a fairly bleak story about the end of mankind.”
Netflix will debut The Midnight Sky theatrically in select locations in December, then stream the film from December 23rd 2020.