R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.
This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film.
As in many science fiction and horror films, the catastrophic depressurization of the International Space Station is vastly, unrealistically drawn out for dramatic effect. In a real situation, such implosive decompression would occur within a few seconds, not a minute or even more.
The I.S.S. is pressurized to an internal rating of about 760 Torr, or the same as the average at sea level upon the Earth. In Low-Earth Orbit, the I.S.S. is subjected to an external vacuum (negative pressure) of around 10^-7 Torr. The pressure differential therefore equates to 7.6 million times more atmosphere inside the I.S.S. than outside.
Even the smallest micrometeorite strike penetrating the hull of the I.S.S., or the failure of one of its panels, joints or valves would cause complete atmosphere evacuation before the crew would even realize what had happened, let alone be able to respond to the event and rectify the problem.
The film's title does not appear until 13 minutes into the story.
English, Japanese, Vietnamese
$12,501,936 (USA) (24 March 2017)
$30,234,022 (USA) (1 June 2017)
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