Netflix has released the trailer for their upcoming sci-fi film “IO” which stars Margaret Qualley (“The Nice Guys”), Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: Civil War”) and Danny Huston (American Horror Story). The film, which arrives on January 18th, is a character-driven sci-fi film set in a time when the Earth’s atmosphere is mostly toxic. The film tells the story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Sam Walden (Qualley), a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded. Micah (Mackie) is a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth’s fate.
Sam, one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah. She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.