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'The Last Days On Mars' Movie Trailer Showcases Future Spaceflight, Horror

The poster for the new movie 'The Last Days on Mars,' set for release in the United States on Dec. 6.
The poster for the new movie 'The Last Days on Mars,' set for release in the United States on Dec. 6. (Image credit: 'The Last Days on Mars' / Magnet Releasing)

A new movie starring Liev Schreiber may be a great combination of true terror and fictional spaceflight. "The Last Days On Mars," set for limited theatrical release in the United States on Dec. 6, follows a band of astronauts during an ill-fated mission to a base on Mars. In the words of the movie's tagline, "the search for life is about to end."

In a trailer for the film, Schreiber and his fellow world explorers are on their last day of the Martian mission when things start to come off the rails. Two astronauts are caught outside of the base when the ground gives out under them and they fall into a pit. From there, havoc ensues. Whatever is in the pit is "definitely alive," according to one Red Planet scientist, and now they need to figure out where their friends went. The two and a half minute trailer even comes complete with a line about "blood everywhere" and a creepy looking hand triggering an alarm system in the colony. Watch the movie trailer in the window below:

Impatient for the movie to get into theaters? "The Last Days On Mars" will be available through video on demand on Oct. 31. How do you think this new space movie looks? Let us know in the comments.

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Miriam Kramer
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Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.