Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Skydance Media’s ‘The Tomorrow War’ from director Chris McKay and starring Chris Pratt, who also executive produced. The global sci-fi actioner will launch exclusively on Prime Video on July 2, 2021.
In ‘The Tomorrow War’, the world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J K Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
“The Tomorrow War will be a global event that will surprise and delight our customers around the world,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Director Chris McKay has brilliantly crafted this unique, action-packed sci-fi escape that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and tug on their heart strings with its father-daughter storyline. We couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship with Chris Pratt – who brings such dynamic star power to the film – along with David Ellison and the Skydance team, as we share this exciting film with fans.”
Pratt recently appeared in the record-breaking Avengers: End Game that grossed over $2.7 billion worldwide, which was a follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, grossing more than $2 billion at the global box office. Pratt also starred in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, with the first instalment grossing over $770 million at the global box office in 2014; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trounced every other film that opened in the summer of 2017 by surpassing $860 million worldwide. Pratt headlined Jurassic World – the seventh highest grossing film of all time—in 2015, and he returned to his role as Owen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in June 2018. Recently, Pratt wrapped production on the franchise’s third instalment, Jurassic World: Dominion, slated for release in June 2022.