Don't fear the end of the world. Fear what happens next.
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.
Rated R for strong horror violence and language.
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Spaceship, One Word Title
Space Travel, Trapped or Confined
Tense, Gruesome, Claustrophobic
Fantastic Reality, Adrenaline Rush
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3
2.35 : 1
Radio, Survival, Flood, Tattoo
Has Detailed Data (New)
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Pandorum is a 2009 German-British science fiction thriller film written by Travis Milloy, directed by Christian Alvart and produced by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. Filming began in Berlin in August 2008. Pandorum was released on September 25, 2009 in the United States, and on October 2, 2009 in the UK. The film's title refers to the fictional psychological condition of the astronauts in outer space.
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Corporal Bower (Ben Foster) wakes up from hypersleep by a power surge to find himself alone, with no memory of who he is or what happened to the crew of the 60,000-passenger sleeper ship Elysium. Another power surge manages to awake Lieutenant Payton (Dennis Quaid) who is also suffering from amnesia. They are unable either to access the ship's bridge or to communicate with anyone else, including the three-man flight crew team they are supposed to relieve. With the ship wrecked by power surges from a failing reactor, Bower assumes he must be a technician automatically awakened by the principal on-board computer in order to effect repairs.
Bower begins exploring the spacecraft under Payton's radio guidance. Noticing odd physical symptoms, Bower talks with Payton about Pandorum, a psychological condition brought on by extended periods of deep-space travel and hypersleep. Its symptoms and effects include severe paranoia, vivid hallucinations, and epistaxis. Payton recounts the story of another ship called the Eden, whose Captain went insane and became convinced that the ship was cursed, so he jettisoned 5000 hibernating passengers casting them out into space to their death.
As Bower continues searching the ship - partially in hopes of finding answers, and partially to find his wife - he encounters dead bodies, fast-moving humanoid tribal creatures(dubbed hunters), and non-lethal(but deadly up close) energy projectile weapon which he uses. Escaping from one of the creatures, he encounters other amnesia suffering survivors: Manh (Cung Le), a Vietnamese man working in Agriculture, and Nadia (Antje Traue), a partly barefooted genetic engineer safeguarding millions of samples of plant and animal life from Earth who attempted to rob Bower of his supplies and shoes for her own survival. In a fight with each other in which he convinces them to assist him.
On the flight deck, Payton discovers another crew member, Corporal Gallo (Cam Gigandet), who reveals that he was part of the flight crew that received the final message from Earth. He claims that his other two crew mates suffered from an onset of Pandorum, and that he had to kill them in self-defense. Payton is wary of Gallo, noting his strange behavior.
Fleeing from the creatures, Bower, Manh, and Nadia run into the lair of Leland (Eddie Rouse) who has been awake for years. There Nadia gives her theory of what the creatures might be, which she assumes are the passengers who have devolved due to an enzyme that was given to them in their feeding tubes that was intended to accelerate evolution so that their bodies may adapt to living conditions on Tanis but instead have adapted to the ship. This causes Bower to question why they aren't affected by the enzyme which she replies by saying that passengers could have been out longer than even Leland. After hearing this, Leland corrects her by telling them a story that he heard from others about how the hunters truly came to be in a mythological matter and shows depictions of the events through carvings on the walls in his lair. While at the sametime Gallo tells Payton about what happened to his team. Earth, suffering from massive overpopulation, launched the Elysium on a 123-year voyage to an Earth-like planet called Tanis to create a settlement, with it's passengers being seen as "Heroes". When the ship received a message of Earth's destruction (either through war or natural disaster), conflict had happened between the crew leaving only one alive (Gallo) whom Leland describes as both God and The Devil. He would deem himself as a king and became home to his "sin" which is depicted in the form of lightning bolts appearing around his head while having epistaxis (referencing Pandorum). He had then awakened some of the passengers to play devious games with by sending out those who had acted the way he desired into the h
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