Release date set for Irish director Ruairi Robinson's The Last Days on Mars

We here at Scannain are very excited for Irish director Ruairi Robinson’s sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars. Big news today then as the film has finally gotten an Irish distributor and release date. Universal Pictures are bringing it to us on April 11th.

Produced by Fantastic Films and Qwerty Films with Irish Film Board funding, the film stars Liev Schrieber in a tale of astronauts sent to collect specimens on Mars who encounter a terrifying force.

The film stars Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kosti?, Tom Cullen and Yusra Warsama.

The Last Days on Mars was shot by award winning Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and scripted by Clive Dawson, with post-production handled by Irish VFX house Screen Scene.

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On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora.