When it comes to Hollywood, the widely proclaimed adage that you’re only as good as your last success often proves all too true. Sure, there does exist a certain selection of filmmakers and actors who have such a strong fanbase that it feels as though support for them never wanes - regardless of their questionable output - but for the most part if you aren’t delivering the goods, the opportunities tend to dry up.
With that being said, it makes sense that when an actor defies the odds to land a role in a huge film which goes on to become a box office smash, that actor is going to choose their next role very carefully. Such is the case with Rebecca Ferguson, who many of you will remember as Ilsa Faust in last summer’s white knuckle thrill a minute Mission: Impossible -Rogue Nation. Having nabbed that role despite no small amount of competition, Ferguson has been carefully considering her next few moves from a slew of offers.
With several high profile projects now in the works, news of yet another Ferguson film has arrived courtesy of Variety. The film, entitled Life, will be produced by Skydance Productions – aka the company known for a handful of past hits such as the last two Mission: Impossible films, World War Z and Jack Reacher. What’s more, Life will be the follow up to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s work on the X-Men spinoff movie Deadpool – a film that is already expected to be a major hit.
At present time there isn’t a lot of information regarding the plot for Life. What is known is that it’s a science fiction story that revolves around the crew of the International Space Station. After having retrieved a sample from Mars, the crew begins to realise that the sample is showing signs of life and is in fact, more intelligent than they had initially believed it to be. Ferguson should be playing either the leader of said ISS crew or a key member of the astronaut team in the film.
Whether Life will move into horrific Alien territory or steer a more dramatic course with its questions regarding extraterrestrial life itself is currently unknown. Whatever the case, given that this is an original story from the writers who brought us the carnage of Deadpool and Zombieland, the safe bet is on Life being worthy of the emerging and much sought after talents of Ferguson, as well as Reese and Wernick. Ferguson will presumably set to work on Life after she completes Mission: Impossible 6, which is slated to begin production this summer with Ferguson reprising as Ilsa Faust.
Screen Rant will bring you more information on Life as it becomes available.