Danny Boyle’s Sunshine to Open July 20th in the U.S.

It seems like I’ve been waiting for Danny Boyle’s sci-fi actioner “Sunshine” since forever. I heard about production revving up last year, then reviews started coming in (Our reviewer in Scotland, Andrew MacKenzie reviewed the film in April (read his positive review here)) and the film has since been released everywhere in the whole wide world except — of course — the U.S. Now some good news: Cinematical reports that studio Fox Searchlight has told them that “Sunshine” will be hitting U.S. theaters on July 20, 2007 instead of the originally planned December release. Finally I get to see “Sunshine”.

Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.

“Sunshine” stars Michelle Yeoh, Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Rose Byrne, and is directed by Danny Boyle.

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