Ryan Gosling's sci-fi film Project Hail Mary gets release date

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19 Apr 2024, 15:41

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New space movie, Project Hail Mary, starring Ryan Gosling has a confirmed release date. 

There is a wait though until the film hits cinema screens with the release date being confirmed for 20th March 2026. However, like with any Gosling film, it is sure to be worth the wait. 

The film is based on the 2021 novel of the same name by the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.  The sci-fi movie follows science teacher turned astronaut, Ryland, who must help to stop the Earth slowing as it inches towards a doomsday caused by an Ice Age. 

The astronaut then wakes up on a space station with amnesia, and no recollection of why he is in space. 

He comes to the realisation that he must save the Earth from another Ice Age and has to do it alone, and without knowing any details of his mission. 

This is not Gosling’s first time on a space mission though, as he previously played Neil Armstrong in First Man, the story of the first man on the moon. He is also well versed in the sci-fi genre with his recent appearance in dystopian fan-favourite Blade Runner 2049. 

Maybe he just wants to be Space Ken?

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who worked on Solo: A Star Wars Story, have signed on to direct the movie, adding it to their catalogue of films which includes Cocaine Bear, The Lego Movie 2 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

While a release date has been confirmed, the film has not begun production just yet, but it is set to get underway this summer.

Project Hail Mary is out in cinemas 20th March 2026.