By Roxy Simons For Mailonline
Published: 10:13 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 10:13 BST, 5 June 2019
The first trailer for Brad Pitt's space thriller Ad Astra was released on Wednesday.
In the clip, the actor, 55, portrays astronaut Roy McBride who reveals that he took to the skies because of his father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) who 'gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge.'
The trailer for James Gray's intense space odyssey opens with Roy on a mission in outer-space, but something goes wrong as explosions go off at the space station he is working in which sends him hurtling back to Earth.
Ad Astra FIRST LOOK: Brad Pitt starred as an astronaut bound for a dangerous space mission to find his father in the thriller's action-packed first trailer, which was released on Wednesday
Waking from a coma, the character seems worse for wear as his partner, played by Liv Tyler, ominously tells him: 'It’s crazy out there, there’s fires everywhere and plane crashes. They’re calling it The Surge.'
Once recovered from his fall from space, Roy is taken in to a covert meeting with government officials where they ask him about the mysterious Lemur project, which saw his father travel to Neptune.
He explains: 'Its objective was to search for advanced extra-terrestrial life, the ship disappeared approximately 16 years into the mission.'
Scary: The trailer opens with Roy on a mission in outer-space, but something goes wrong as explosions go off at the space station he is working