‘The Midnight Sky’ First Look: George Clooney Mixes ‘Gravity’ and ‘The Revenant’ in Netflix Space Drama

‘The Midnight Sky’ First Look: George Clooney Mixes ‘Gravity’ and ‘The Revenant’ in Netflix Space Drama
George Clooney is no stranger to the space genre. Having starred in Steven Soderbergh’s “Solaris” and Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning “Gravity,” Clooney is now attempting to craft his own space epic as the star and director of Netflix’s upcoming “The Midnight Sky,” based on the novel “Good Morning, Midnight” by Lily Brooks-Dalton. In a first look preview of the film published by Vanity Fair, Clooney bills the project as “Gravity” meets “The Revenant,” noting, “They’re not natural fits, so it was a constant balancing act.”

That Clooney’s “Midnight Sky” would resemble Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning adventure epic “The Revenant” is not by accident, as the project was written by “Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. Smith. Clooney stars in the film as Augustine, a cancer-stricken scientist who ties to prevent a group of astronauts from returning to Earth after a global catastrophe wipes out the planet. Augustine
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