Asa Butterfield Has An Interplanetary Romance In 'The Space Between Us' Trailer

The first trailer for sci-fi drama The Space Between Us was very well-received, and STX Entertainment jumped on that positive buzz immediately. They moved the Asa Butterfield-led film from its summer release date all the way to the busy holiday season, where it will land in the thick of potential Oscars movies. There's a potential for it to get lost there, but also for eager filmgoers to find it and catapult it into the awards race.

Directed by Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) with Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, and B.D. Wong co-starring, the Allan Loeb-penned movie follows the first human born on Mars, and the life-changing experiences he has once arriving on Earth. What's the first thing he does? Fall for a girl, of course! The synopsis is below:

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.

While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.

Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

The Space Between Us will touch down on December 21st.