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Ryan Reynolds intended to play the main character, however, scheduling conflicts with The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) forced him to take a supporting part instead.
Actress Rebecca Ferguson who plays Dr. Miranda North, British, Quarantine Officer, originally turned down the role. She thought she would not live up to standards. She was nervous and scared. She told it to the producer and was advised to talk with the director of the movie Daniel Espinosa. His philosophy and ideas for the film impressed her and decided to change her decision and eventually take part in the movie.
This is Skydance's first R-rated feature film.
The movie was inspired by Alien (1979).
In a TV spot commercial, it was revealed that the movie reused old b-roll footage from Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Life (2017) was released on March 24, 2017 by Columbia Pictures after being moved up from its previously announced release date of May 26, 2017, to avoid competition with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
This was the second time Hiroyuki Sanada played an astronaut. He previously played one in Sunshine (2007). Both movies also co-starred an actor who has played a Marvel Comic Book character. Chris Evans has played Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four and its sequel (2005-2007) and currently plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He co-stars in Sunshine with Hiroyuki Sanada. Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool and co-stars in this movie. Ryan Reynolds also played DC Comics character Hal Jordan in Green Lantern (2011).
It was rumoured that this film was a prequel to venom however it was debunked.
Second film to be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and feature Ryan Reynolds. The first was Deadpool (2016)
This was the second time Ryan Reynolds has starred in a Daniel Espinosa film. They previously worked on Safe House (2012) together.
This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film.
Both Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds have starred opposite Hugh Jackman in the X-Men character Wolverine movies. Sanada played Shingen in The Wolverine (2013) and Reynolds played Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
Movie was released in most countries on Daniel Espinosa's birthday (23 march)
Both Hiroyuki Sanada and Rebecca Ferguson have co-starred in blockbuster films with Tom Cruise, with Sanada in The Last Samurai (2003) and Ferguson in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).
This was the sixth feature film of director Daniel Espinosa after Babylonsjukan (2004), Uden for kærligheden (2007), Easy Money (2010), Safe House (2012) and Child 44 (2015).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Despite being top billed, Ryan Reynolds has less than 40 minutes of screen time.
In the red band trailer of the movie, it subtly gives away two character deaths.
Body Count: 6 (two off-screen)
A student from Calvin Coolidge elementary gives the alien organism the name, "Calvin." Star Ryan Reynolds' earlier film "Van Wilder" is set at fictional "Coolidge College."
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