Pandorum Trailer Starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster

Before I even watched the trailer for Pandorum, I was thinking that it sounded like a Paul W.S. Anderson movie. It turns out that he is indeed a producer on this film, although it is directed by a guy named Christian Alvart (Case 39, Antibodies). From the title and the look of the film, you’d also think Pandorum was based on a video game, but apparently it’s not (I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before someone makes one).

Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid play crew members on an abandoned space craft who awake from a deep sleep chamber with no recollection of who they are or what they are doing there. They begin to search through the darkness only to come to the horrifying realization that they are not alone. Man, how many times have we heard that premise before? Quite a few. It’s impossible not to bring up comparisons to Paul Anderson’s own Event Horizon, a movie that I have a soft spot for despite its many weaknesses. If Pandorum ends up being a sci-fi horror flick of the same calibre, it might be something I’d actually check out. Still, I don’t have a ton of confidence in it, even though I do think Ben Foster could bring some creepiness and intensity to the table. What did you think of this trailer? Pandorum hits theatres on September 4th.



  • klotze

    “Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid play crew members on an abandoned space craft who awake from a deep sleep chamber with no recollection of who they are or what they are doing there. They begin to search through the darkness only to come to the horrifying realization that they are not alone. Man, how many times have we heard that premise before?”

    I don’t know? Can you name even two movies with that premise? Or one?

  • I was mainly referring to the use of the phrase “coming to the realization that they are not alone”. There seem to be a lot of horror and sci-fi movies that don’t want to give away secrets, so they just resort to that instead. Understandable I suppose, I just feel like I’ve wrote it multiple times recently. I know Moon had a similar synopsis. I can’t think of anything else off hand, but again, the movie itself seems reminiscent of Event Horizon and Sphere (two movies I still have a hard time distinguishing in my mind) not to mention Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

  • Come on Sean, this has Dennis Quaid in it, it must be awesome!

    I’m really looking forward to it atleast. There’s rarely any good sci-fi movies these days, only lame tv-shows.

  • cronenfly

    Well shit i happened to be the other guy who liked Event Horizon as well (didn’t love it, just liked it) this looks meh, i think i will rent it or download it.

  • 1138

    I liked Event Horizon too. Needed a bigger budget and a more visionary director but overall I liked it and I am not a Anderson fan at all. The guy usually sucks but Event Horizon was OK.

    This trailer looks cool and I always liked Quaid. This could be a afternoon half priced movie for me.