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‘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.”

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