A Family Must Survive the Dangers of a Martian Frontier in ‘Settlers’
IFC Midnight’s Sci-Fi thriller, Settlers is all about survival. Survival on a totally inhospitable landscape. The surface of Mars. Best of all, the trailer looks to mix a lot of sci-fi with a big sweeping western film.
The synopsis for Settlers goes like this:
On a remote homestead amongst the Martian frontier, a refugee family from Earth clings to hope for a better life. But when strangers appear in the surrounding hills and attempt to run them off, nine-year-old Remmy (Brooklynn Prince, THE FLORIDA PROJECT) is faced with the desperate reality her mother (Sofia Boutella, THE MUMMY) and father (Jonny Lee Miller, TRAINSPOTTING) have tried so hard to keep from her.
We don’t get enough westerns nowadays. So, when we have western/horror films or sci-fi westerns, I’m already all in. Settlers looks to take a simple western film blueprint and place it on the surface of mars in order to create an intriguing bit of subversion.
Settlers stars Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Brooklynn Prince, Nell Tiger Free and Jonny Lee Miller.
Settlers is in theaters and on demand July 23.
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