Sometimes it just takes time in the movie biz. In the case of the sci-fi thriller "5th Passenger", which stars Star Trek alumni Tim Russ, Marina Sirtis, Robert Picardo, and Armin Shimerman, it took a really long time, four years in fact. The film was actually shot way back in 2014 and it first came under my radar in October of that year. (Here is my original article: Sci-Fi with Star Trek cast and Female Lead - 5th Passenger). Since I hadn't anything further about it (until today) I assumed that the movie went straight to DVD or some streaming service. However, according to ComingSoon.net it looks like the film is about to get a theatrical release:
Epic Pictures is set to release the upcoming sci-fi thriller 5th Passenger in theaters and on-demand on July 10 and has given ComingSoon.net the exclusive debut o the film’s trailer! Check it out in the player below!
Produced by Scott Baker, Morgan Lariah, Mike Phillips and directed by Bakerm the film assembles an all-star Star Trek crew of its own including Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations), Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Hitcher and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time) and Morgan Lariah (Colony One and Chase Me Through).
5th Passenger is set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.
A successful crowdfunding campaign helped bring this project to life. 5th Passenger debuted at the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival where they “celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen.”
“I directed 5th Passenger because it’s a film I wanted to see. It is inspired by my love of the science fiction genre, The Twilight Zone, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. All twisted storylines with principled characters thrown into extreme situations where society breaks down and their morals and values are tested.” says Director Scott Baker.
5th Passenger will be on demand everywhere (Dish, DirecTV, Charter, Spectrum, Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox, SlingTV, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft/Xbox) upon release.
Here is that trailer: