Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence battle to stay alive in first trailer for Passengers

Sparks fly – literally and figuratively – in new footage from the pair's space epic

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What happens when you combine one massive A-lister (Chris Pratt) with another (Jennifer Lawrence), add in a gigantic budget and an Oscar-nominated director?

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A box office mega-hit, surely? 

The first trailer for new blockbuster Passengers (directed by The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum) certainly suggests this film could deliver on its promise. Pratt and Lawrence play two space passengers (get it?) among thousands sent on a 120-year journey to a distant colony planet. But rather than slumbering sweetly, the pair awake early – and by the looks of this footage, they’ve got plenty to keep them occupied as their ship looks on course for disaster.

If you ask us, it looks rather like Gravity – the tense two-hander starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock which scooped a hoard of Oscars back in 2014. Can Pratt and Lawrence’s double act reach the same dizzy heights? 

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Passengers is released in the UK on 23rd December so it’s not long till we find out.