In a new featurette trailer for the film, both Pitt and director James Gray speak about making the movie and what it means for the characters as they embark on this journey.
“It’s a very human story about self and discovery of self… what is vulnerability, what is strength, and where does strength really come from?” Pitt says.
The plot kicks into motion with Pitt’s character Roy McBride being sent on a mission to the deepest reaches of the solar system to learn more about a mystery that could threaten the entire planet. “When the film starts out we learn that Roy’s father disappeared 13 years into the mission, and there is a possibility that he may still be alive,” Pitt says.
The footage shows off some of the incredible visuals that Gray has put together for the film. Here’s a look at the featurette trailer:
“It becomes an epic journey through the reachable universe,” Gray says. “Roy thinks that the answers to life’s riddles are in space, and comes to learn that actually the beauty of life is the human connection.”
Ad Astra is set to hit theaters on September 20.