If you've always wanted to galavant through the galaxy, but aren't so up for the 90-year space pod confinement, then the behind-the-scenes Passengers footage we're about to share with you will hopefully be enough to whet your adventurous appetite (and enhance your love for #ChrisPratt, if that's possible).
During Movie Pilot's regular #SonySundays series, we were treated to exclusive footage that gives insight into how #SonyPictures and director Morten Tyldum created such an epic space adventure. From how they built the robots to what driving a super-suped golf buggy around a spaceship looks like, join us after the jump.
The hour-long special, hosted by Joe and Phill, also features an in-depth interview with voice impersonator extraordinaire, Brian Hull — but before you take a peek via the clip above, here are all the awesome things we learned about Chris Pratt, and Passengers, thanks to all the behind-the-scenes footage:
1. Walking In Space Blows His Mind, Too
We're all agreed that some of Passengers' most epic scenes occurred when Jim stepped out of Starship Avalon to potter about the cosmos — and apparently the experience blew Chris Pratt's mind IRL, too. The above behind-the-scenes clip shows how stoked he was to get inside the lightbox and have the entire universe spin around him. Talk about disorientating!
2. He's A Speed-Demon At Heart
Ever wondered what driving a suped-up, 4x4 Golf Cart would feel like? Fun AF, as this shot of Pratt pratting about on the Passengers set clearly displays! Just look at the number of cameras strapped to that thing, it must weigh a ton. We want a go!
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3. He Has All The Appreciation For The 'Incredible' Details
Creating the robots on board the spaceship was a total labor of love in itself. The waiter robot had three different versions alone: French, Japanese and Mexican; And each robot is articulated by two operators who control it via a dolly arm that the team designed and built. Surprisingly, the robot itself only took two and a half weeks to build, but the custom dolly took a whole month, meaning every single robot takes around six weeks to create. But obviously it was totally worth it; the robots give the cast-members something to interact with, which made the whole experience — to borrow Pratt's words — really incredible.
4. And He Can't Resist A Midnight Snack
As would be the case on any spaceship flinging 5,000 passengers toward a new planet for 90 years, food is something to be rationed; and it looks like that was the case on-set, too. However, I feel like Pratt is everyone's spirit animal when delving into tomorrow's rations at 11pm just because that cake just looks too good to leave. Isn't he adorable?!
The official synopsis for #Passengers is as follows:
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in a high-stakes adventure about two passengers, Aurora and Jim, onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As they try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they discover that the ship itself is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Passengers is available to buy on Blu-ray and Digital HD now.
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You're trapped on the Starship Avalon, who do you wake up first?
[Poll Image Credit: Columbia Pictures]