First trailer for new Netflix sci-fi film The Discovery released
The first trailer for Netflix’s intriguing new film The Discovery is here.
The film, which is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service in March, poses the question of what would happen if science were to prove the existence of the afterlife.
It follows Will (Jason Segel), the son of the scientist who made the world-changing discovery, as he falls in love with Isla (Rooney Mara), a woman with a tragic past. In a world rocked by the discovery of a “better place”, is there any hope for their romance?
The Discovery first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20. It received mixed reviews from critics, scoring a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Critics agreed that the high-concept of the film was intriguing, with Sam Adams of the BBC writing: “The movie it suggests is fascinating enough to make up for some of the shortcomings of the movie it is.”
Dennis Harvey at Variety was more damning, saying: “Though The Discovery starts out with a great premise, its mystery dissipates over a somewhat tepid course as the concept ultimately heads in a direction we’ve seen many times before …”
Check out the new trailer and see what you think below: