First poster for Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days on Mars
Courtesy of io9 here’s the first poster for Irish director Ruairi Robinson’s sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars.
The film echoes the events of The Thing focusing on a group of astronaut explorers who one by one are knocked off by a mysterious force during a manned mission to Mars.
The film stars Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kosti?, Tom Cullen and Yusra Warsama.
The Last Days on Marsis released in the UK on September 19th, US on December 6th, with no word as to the Irish release as of yet.
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.