“Scientist predicted what would happened, but it was too late,” says a voiceover in the newly released trailer for Io, a Netflix original film with Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War) and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) starring as two inhabitants of a toxic and deserted Earth. Jonathan Helpert directed the film, which will be available to stream January 18.
Co-written by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, and Will Basanta, the film follows Sam (Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth who is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world.
But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Mackie). “I saw dozens of people starve to death because of hope. I won’t make the same mistake twice,” Micah asserts. Sam must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.
Danny Huston also co-stars in the pic. Jason Berman (Burning Sands, Little Evil) and Laura Rister (The Most Hated Woman in America) produced the film.
Check out the first-look at Io above.