The Last Days on Mars was flying low under the radar until the trailer premiered last month and caught our eye. The story begins on the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, with the surprising discovery of bacterial life. The disappearance of a crew member signals terrible danger to the rest of the crew: “As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora.”
Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic, and Tom Cullen star in the Ruairi Robinson-directed feature. The Last Days on Mars is now available on VOD before it hits theaters on December 6. The studio sent over a new poster for us to premiere after the jump.
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.