Knives Out Director Rian Johnson Recommends Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra

, the director greatest identified for movies corresponding to Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has a brand new film popping out later this 12 months, however he’s additionally taking the time to plug the work of his fellow filmmakers. Johnson lately took to Twitter to reward Ad Astra, the brand new sci-fi movie starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Nega, Donald Sutherland, and Liv Tyler. The movie was directed by James Gray, who additionally helmed The Lost City of Z. According to Johnson, Ad Astra is a must-see in theaters.

“Ad Astra is mutant hybrid of 2001 and Apocalypse Now, it’s bizarre and good and delightful. Don’t miss it on the massive display screen,” Johnson wrote.

Johnson isn’t the one person who appeared to benefit from the Pitt-led movie. Currently, the film stands at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes with 185 critiques. However, the movie’s viewers rating is way decrease, coming in at 58% with 189 critiques. It sounds just like the movie is an acquired style, and can doubtless attraction to hardcore sci-fi followers.

Ad Astra stars Pitt as Roy McBride, an astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the photo voltaic system to search out his lacking father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones). Not solely does Roy consider that Clifford has been useless for years, however his disappearance could possibly be tied to a thriller that threatens people on Earth.

The movie has been in varied levels of growth since 2016, with the purpose being to deliver to life a terrifying tackle area journey.

“I’m terrified by it.” Gray advised Collider in 2017. “The science-fiction style is so tough as a result of there are parts of fantasy normally concerned, and there are additionally fantastical parts. What I’m attempting to do is probably the most life like depiction of area journey that’s been put in a film and to principally say, ‘Space is awfully hostile to us.’ It’s type of a Heart of Darkness story about touring to the outer fringe of our photo voltaic system. I’ve lots of hopes for it however it’s actually bold…”


Johnson’s new movie, Knives Out, hits theaters in November and featured a star-studded forged, which incorporates Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Ad Astra is now enjoying in theaters in all places, and Knives Out will probably be launched on November 27th.