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USA & UK: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Benedict Wong, Mark Strong, Chipo Chung, Paloma Baeza, Archie Macdonald, Sylvie Macdonald,
Director: Danny Boyle
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for violent content and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, horror and language
USA Release Date: 20 July 2007
UK Release Date: 5 April 2007
It is the year 2057, the Sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft with a crew of eight men and women led by Captain Kaneda (Hiroyuki Sanada). Their mission: to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite our fading sun.
Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, the crew hear a distress beacon from the Icarus I, which disappeared on the same mission seven years earlier. A terrible accident throws their mission into jeopardy and soon the crew find themselves fighting not only for their lives and their sanity, but for the future of us all...
Science fact not science fiction
Stars do not live forever.
One dies in the universe every second.
Our closest star, the Sun, is a nuclear fusion reactor the size of a million Earths.
It burns 600 million tons of hydrogen per second.
Scientists estimate the Sun has enough fuel to burn for another five billion years.
What would happen to the Earth if it doesn't?
What would happen to mankind?