A new Chris Pratt sci-fi film called “The Tomorrow War” was recently acquired by Amazon Studios and will be available to stream starting July 2, Deadline reports. According to the site, Amazon bought the rights to film from Skydance for $200 million.
“The Tomorrow War” follows a group of time travelers from the year 2051 that journey back to our present day to warn mankind about a future war with an alien race that is putting an end to humanity, Collider reports. The site adds that Pratt plays a high school teacher in the film, and his character decides to join up with a group of civilians who travel to the year 2051 to take on the aliens.
Pratt commented on the recent Amazon acquisition in an Instagram post. “#TheTomorrowWar officially being released on Amazon, July 2nd. I’m so proud of this film!! My baby is all grown up!!” he wrote.
The actor added, “This was the first feature film I ever executive produced. And honestly, it’s just so fantastic. I honestly can’t believe how good it is (humbly-we crushed it). It’s emotional, action packed, funny, scary, moves well and leaves you floored! It’s just really, really good! It’s testing through the roof!!! For real. You can’t fake that stuff. Every day people watched this movie and gave it an A+!!”
“The Tomorrow War” was written by Zach Dean and directed by Chris McKay, who previously directed “The Lego Batman Movie.” The movie’s supporting cast includes J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson and Betty Gilpin.
IMDb states that the upcoming film is rated PG-13 for “for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and some suggestive references.”
“The Tomorrow War” is the second Paramount film Amazon Studios has acquired, Deadline reports. Before picking up the Pratt project, the company purchased “Coming 2 America” for $125 million. The site adds that the Eddie Murphy film was a hit and set viewing records for the streaming service.
Prior to the Amazon transaction, “The Tomorrow War” was scheduled for a theatrical release on July 23, according to Deadline. It is unclear at this time whether Amazon has any plans to air the film in theaters.