Amazon has announced it has acquired the worldwide rights to it The Tomorrow War, the upcoming Chris Pratt-led sci-fi action movie from Skydance Media and director Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) in a deal that Variety reports returned the streamer about $ 200 million.
The Tomorrow War will be a global event that will delight and delight our customers around the world, ”said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. Director Chris McKay has brilliantly crafted this one-of-a-kind, action-packed sci-fi getaway that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and tear their hearts with its father-daughter storyline. We couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship with Chris Pratt – who adds such dynamic star power to the movie – along with David Ellison and the Skydance team, as we share this exciting movie with fans. “
“I am so proud of this incredible cast and crew who worked under challenging conditions to create a unique, original sci-fi action movie… something that is becoming increasingly rare. It was a dream come true for me to see this team of actors and artisans effortlessly blending action, horror, comedy and drama… and I hope it will delight audiences this summer, ”said director Chris McKay.
“It’s great to be partnering with Amazon again to release another Skydance canon movie,” said David Ellison, CEO of Skydance. “Jen and the marketing team have had great success making movie premieres at the must-see events of the Amazon platform and with Chris Pratt’s headliner, everything is taking it to another level.”
In The Tomorrow War, the world is in awe when a group of time travelers from the year 2051 arrive to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years into the future, humanity is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is that soldiers and civilians will be transported from the present into the future and join the battle. Among those recruited is Dan Forester (Pratt), high school teacher and family man. Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (JK Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
The Tomorrow War premieres on Amazon on July 2 and features a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge and JK Simmons.