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05th Oct 2021

Colin Farrell’s new sexy sci-fi thriller is finally available to watch at home in Ireland this week

Rory Cashin

The movie unfortunately skipped a big screen release due to the pandemic.

Originally due for release in November 2020 (but… well… y’know), and then pushed to April 2021, and then removed from the cinematic release schedule altogether, it looked for a while that Voyagers might be one of the biggest productions to get swallowed up by the pandemic.

However, we can now confirm that the sexy sci-fi thriller will finally be getting an Irish release this week, available on NOW from Friday, 8 October.

Written and directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, Billions), it tells the story of a scientist (Colin Farrell) who is sent on a multi-generational mission with a group of young astronauts, in the hopes of finding a new world to survive on, in the face of Earth’s imminent destruction.

However, on the way to their new home, the teenagers discover that they’re secretly being fed a chemical that suppresses their emotions, and once they decide to stop taking it, it isn’t long before all hell breaks loose on board the increasingly claustrophobic spacecraft.

The younger cast includes Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Chanté Adams (The Photograph) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones).

In the initial run-up to the movie’s release, we chatted to some of the folk involved in the movie, and you can check out those interviews below.

First up, here is Lily-Rose Depp and Tye Sheridan, with Depp focusing particular attention on her recent time making a movie here in Ireland:

Next is the writer/director Neil Burger, who goes in depth on the thought process of hiring Colin Farrell for this very specific character:

And finally, Fionn Whitehead discusses his role in the thriller, and finding the humanity in playing someone who seems to be so thoroughly evil:

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