Approaching the Unknown (2016)

Director
Mark Elijah Rosenberg

Main cast
Luke Wilson; Sanaa Lathan; Anders Danielsen Lie; Charles Baker; Bettina Skye

Genres
Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi

Description
Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.


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