It’s been 10 years since an alien race known as the Legislators took over the Earth in “Captive State,” Rupert Wyatt's politically charged science-fiction film starring repeat Stern Show guest John Goodman, and finally humanity seems to be mounting a resistance.
The newly released official trailer (above) begins with Goodman removing a black bag from the head of Gabriel, a young man played by “Moonlight’s” Ashton Sanders. It’s the start of what looks to be a brutal interrogation.
“I want a lawyer,” Gabriel tells him.
“You and I both know those days are gone,” Goodman responds. “You have a choice to make: work for me or wind up like your father.”
There’s a war raging in the streets of Chicago and Gabriel’s somehow caught in the middle between a swelling insurgency looking to overthrow their overlords and a puppet government of humans, including perhaps Goodman, in league with their alien oppressors.
“Before first contact we were fighting amongst ourselves,” one Vichy politician offers amid quick shots of spaceships, violent skirmishes, authoritarian surveillance, and aliens. “We need the Legislators to show us the better way.”
This isn't Goodman's first alien invasion film, of course. He memorably starred in “10 Cloverfield Lane,” a J.J. Abrams-produced hit the actor visited the Stern Show to promote back in 2016—check out more on the interview here.
“Captive State,” co-starring Vera Farmiga, Alan Ruck, Machine Gun Kelly, and Madeline Brewer, invades select theaters in March 2019. Watch the official trailer (above).