The Midnight Sky features George Clooney in a gloomy Moondoggy-David Letterman guise.

Based on Lily Brooks-Dalton‘s four-year-old “Good Morning, Midnight“, it’s a post-apocalyptic tale about an ongoing global catastrophe, and about the efforts of Augustine (Clooney), an Arctic-based scientist, to stop a spacecraft manned by a charismatic crew (Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, Demián Bichir) from returning home.

Remember Steven Soderbergh‘s Solaris (’02), in which Clooney also starred? I’m picking up traces of a similar tone, the same kind of smarthouse intrigue. Right?