Distant (2023 film)

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Distant is an upcoming American science fiction comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck from a screenplay by Spenser Cohen. It stars Anthony Ramos, Naomi Scott, and Zachary Quinto. It was shot in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Budapest, Hungary. During post-production, editing was completed by Gregory Plotkin and the musical score was composed by Steven Price. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States by Universal Pictures.

Distant
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Directed byJosh Gordon
Will Speck
Written bySpenser Cohen
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJeff Cutter
Edited byGregory Plotkin[1]
Music bySteven Price
Production
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Distributed byUniversal Pictures
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PremiseEdit

The spaceship of asteroid miner Andy gets struck, crash landing him on an alien planet where he contends with his AI survival suit. Losing oxygen, he connects with fellow crew member Naomi via radio, who is trapped inside her escape pod, leading him to go search and rescue her.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

On February 21, 2019, Amblin Partners announced it had bought Distant, a spec script by Spenser Cohen.[2] In August 2019, it was reported Josh Gordon and Will Speck would direct the film, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, and Anna Halberg attached as producers.[3] In December 2019, Anthony Ramos joined the cast.[4] Rachel Brosnahan was cast in February 2020, but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts; she was replaced by Naomi Scott in August 2020.[5][6][7] Filming began in Budapest, Hungary, on September 21, 2020.[8] As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cast and crew followed a number of safety protocols, including "extensive sanitization" procedures, wearing face masks, and social distancing.[9][10] In October 2020, it was reported Kristofer Hivju would also star.[11] Filming concluded on November 13, 2020.[12] By May 2021, the film was still in post-production.[13][14] Steven Price composed the musical score for the film.[15] In July 2021, Zachary Quinto was confirmed as part of the cast.[16]

ReleaseEdit

Distant is scheduled to be theatrically released by Universal Pictures. It was originally scheduled for March 11, 2022, September 16, 2022, and later January 27, 2023, before being quietly pulled from Universal's release schedule.[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gregory Plotkin". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Mezerski, Brian (February 21, 2019). "Amblin Grabs Feature Spec Distant In Pre-Emptive Strike". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (August 22, 2019). "Blades of Glory Filmmakers Tackling Sci-Fi Adventure Distant for Amblin (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 18, 2019). "Hamilton's Anthony Ramos to Star in Sci-Fi Comedy Distant (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (February 26, 2020). "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan Set To Star With Anthony Ramos In Distant For Amblin". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 4, 2020). "Aladdin's Naomi Scott To Star Opposite Anthony Ramos in Amblin's Distant". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Couch, Aaron (August 4, 2020). "Naomi Scott to Star in Amblin Sci-Fi Movie Distant". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  8. ^ annahalberg (September 21, 2020). Day One! #Distant. Retrieved December 24, 2020 – via Instagram.
  9. ^ Arkin, Daniel (December 16, 2020). "Behind Tom Cruise's apparent outburst, Covid-era anxieties and power imbalances". NBC News. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  10. ^ Roxborough, Scott (January 7, 2021). "Why COVID Couldn't Stop the Hungarian Production Boom". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 20, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 5, 2020). "Game Of Thrones Star Kristofer Hivju Joins Amblin's Sci-fi Distant". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  12. ^ jeff_cutter (November 13, 2020). That's a wrap on Distant!. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020 – via Instagram.
  13. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 17, 2021). "Will Speck & Josh Gordon To Helm Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile At Sony Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (May 11, 2021). "Automatik Ups Three in Development and Production". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  15. ^ "Steven Price Scoring Will Speck's & Josh Gordon's Distant". Film Music Reporter. July 7, 2021. Archived from the original on July 21, 2021. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  16. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 20, 2021). "Universal Dates Jo Koy's Easter Sunday, Sci-Fi Distant & Corey Hawkins Pic The Last Voyage Of The Demeter". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 20, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 14, 2022). "Universal-DreamWorks' Sci-Fi Pic Distant Flies To Winter 2023". Deadline. Archived from the original on June 14, 2022. Retrieved June 14, 2022.

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