It's here! It's been a long-time coming but it's finally here. Following on from the first official poster release earlier this month, Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled the eagerly-anticipated trailer for upcoming sci-fi romance thriller Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt and, for a romance, we weren't expecting it to look this epic and dramatic!

Passengers takes place on a luxurious interstellar spacecraft which is part way through a 120-year journey to its destination, Homestead II. Due to the lengthy travel time, all 5,000 people aboard the ship are supposed to be in suspended animation but when an incident rouses one passenger named Jim Preston (Pratt), he believes he'll be stuck travelling alone. That is, until he discovers Aurora (Lawrence), who has also been awakened and the pair begin to fall in love just as they discover that the ship is malfunctioning and endangering its entire population.

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There's a reason why Aurora and Jim woke up early, according to Chris Pratt in the new clip. Not that it tells us what it is of course... Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube

Written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange) and also starring a heavily computer-generated Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia and Laurence Fishburne, Passengers is scheduled to reach US cinemas on 21 December 2016, and will be released in the UK two days later.

While the synopsis has been accessible for a while, with director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) confessing to Entertainment Weekly back in August that the movie is as much, if not more, "character drama" than blockbuster, fans were not expecting this much action to be featured in the clip.

But if the sneak peek is anything to go by, the film looks like it will be closer to Gravity and Interstellar than it will be a classic, sweeping romance. Either way, with that cast, we're assuming it will fill plenty of seats when it's released in cinemas regardless.

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