Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 31° Partly Cloudy
News >  Features

‘Pandorum’ finally hits the screen

Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee

Time can move slowly in the movie world – just ask the cast of “Pandorum.”

The sci-fi horror film opens today, seven months after members of the cast traveled to the WonderCon comic book/movie/pop culture convention to hype it. And the publicity didn’t start until months after the movie was shot.

What everyone finally will see this weekend (including film critics, who didn’t get advance screenings so they could write reviews) is how two astronauts (Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster) wake up in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. They can’t remember anything.

The pair soon discovers – in “Alien” fashion – there’s more happening on the ship than they could imagine. Foster, who previously appeared in “30 Days of Night” and “X-Men: The Last Stand,” says it’s not the genre but the script that attracted him to this movie.

“I can usually tell in a few pages if I want to be in a project,” he says. “I knew with this one as soon as I read the first page. That whole idea about waking up and not knowing who you are seemed like something fun to do.”

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)
Sponsored

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.