Love to Transcend Death in Movie Adaptation of ‘Dan and Sam’ Graphic Novel
Though it’s a slow-burning tire fire in pretty much every other way, 2016 has been a banner year for high-concept doomed romances. In The Space Between Us next month, a boy born and bred on Mars will have to cherish his romance with an Earth girl before our planetary gravity makes his heart cave in. This past summer, the treacly Me Before You challenged wacky caregiver Emilia Clarke to show the paralyzed and suicidal Sam Claflin the meaning of life before he shuffles off his mortal coil. Love, inevitable tragedy, and a grabby narrative hook — it’s a winning formula, and a new bulletin from The Hollywood Reporter signals another project sticking to this schematic, certain to dampen some hankies in the near future.