Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing have released an official trailer for Aniara, an upcoming Swedish sci-fi thriller based on author Harry Martinson‘s 1956 poem of the same name.
The movie, which is written and directed by Pella KÃ¥german and Hugo Lilja, takes place in that most feared future when Earth is no longer habitable, forcing humanity to depart for a new home. It’s set on a massive ship transporting people to Mars, when something goes wrong and the ship is thrown off course.
You can find more info in a synopsis for Aniara and check out the trailer along with a poster below.
ANIARA is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return.
The protagonist, MR, runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of the Earth. As the ship drifts further into the endless void more and more passengers are in need of MRs services. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay. In Aniara’s inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There’s only one Earth. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions.