'Life' Movie Brings Terrifying Space Thrills (Photo Gallery)

On a Mission in Microgravity

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David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) float weightlessly through a corridor of the International Space Station.

Oxygen Candles

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David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal) uses an oxygen candle to lure the alien as part of a plan to get rid of it once and for all.

Safe in the Soyuz

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Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) uses an oxygen candle to breathe while escaping the space station in a Soyuz capsule.

The Great Escape

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The remaining astronauts escape the crumbling space station in Soyuz crew capsules ... but where is Calvin? You'll have to watch the movie to find out.

"Life" Movie Poster

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The official movie poster for "Life" suggests that maybe the search for life on Mars isn't such a great idea after all.

All-Star Astronaut Cast

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds star as space station astronauts in "Life."

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.