The main plot thread throughout the Alien movies is basically that a giant corporation wants to capture an alien creature for study, oblivious to the fact that said creature would obliterate mankind. Then someone named Ellen stands in their way multiple times and saves Earth. But what if the corporation’s mission was successful?
That’s the situation the upcoming sci-fi film Astro explores. According to the official description, the story involves “a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.” Trouble comes with it.
Astro was created by Asif Akbar and Bernard Selling, and they have big hopes and dreams for it. They’re launching an Astro book series around the same time as the release of the movie, and they’d like to do more. “We are excited to create and introduce a new modern day science-fiction franchise to the world”, says Akbar.
The movie stars Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Gianni Capaldi, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman and Michael Pare. Astro premieres at Cannes this month, followed by its DVD release in July through eOne and ITN Distribution. From there, the sky’s the limit.