Voyagers looks to be about the messy power of young people as they move from child to adult, and their parents – and society – struggle to control them.
Obviously it’s set on a spaceship on an interminable flight to a new planet, and turned up to the nth degree, because otherwise this would risk turning into your average parents-and-teenagers situation, especially the “interminable” bits (ahh, family life). Also everyone is extremely good looking.
Here’s the synopsis:
With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they’re consumed by fear, lust, and the unsatiable hunger for power.
Written and directed by Neil Burger, the film stars Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Viveik Kalra, Archie Madekwe, Quintessa Swindell and Madison Hu.
Colin Farrell is their erstwhile “father”, though I’ll not lie, he’s looking more and more like Coronation Street‘s Kevin Webster every day, especially in that space helmet.
The trailer looks intriguing – we can find out for ourselves when Voyagers hits UK cinemas, on 2 July 2021.