The Tomorrow War is a 2021 American science-fiction film about a man in the present enlisted to fight a future war against an alien invasion.
Directed by Chris McKay from a screenplay written by Zach Dean, the Skydance Media production stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons and Edwin Hodge.
Originally, Paramount planned to release The Tomorrow War theatrically on December 25th 2020 but the lockdown meant that was cancelled. It has now been announced that Amazon has acquired the rights for a whopping $200 million (yes, $200 million!) to stream the movie on Prime from July 2nd 2021
Amazon representative Jennifer Salke said:
“The Tomorrow War will be a global event that will surprise and delight our customers around the world. Director Chris McKay has brilliantly crafted this unique, action-packed sci-fi escape that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and tug on their heartstrings with its father-daughter storyline.”
Director Chris McKay added:
“I’m so proud of this incredible cast and crew who worked under challenging circumstances to create a unique, original sci-fi action movie… something that’s increasingly rare. Watching this team of actors and artisans effortlessly blend action, horror, comedy, and drama was a dream come true for me… and I hope will thrill audiences this summer.”
The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight.
Among those recruited is high school teacher Dan Forester (Chris Pratt), who teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) to rewrite the fate of the planet…
Cast and characters:
Chris Pratt … Dan
Yvonne Strahovski … Romeo Command
J.K. Simmons … Slade
Edwin Hodge … Dorian
Sam Richardson … Charlie
Betty Gilpin … Emmy
Jasmine Mathews … Lt. Hart
Mary Lynn Rajskub … Norah
Ryan Kiera Armstrong … Muri
Keith Powers … Major Greenwood
Mike Mitchell … Cowan
Seychelle Gabriel … Sgt. Diaz
Alan Trong … Lt. Tran
Chibuikem Uche … Lt. Ikemba
Felisha Terrell … Conscription Officer Lauren Paveza
Blackhall Studios, Atlanta, Georgia (studio)
Production commenced on September 1st 2019
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and some suggestive references.
There is currently no teaser or trailer available for The Tomorrow War