Disney‘s latest upcoming film Crater reveals that they seem to be interested in the live-action route lately. It’s an interesting twist for this sci-fi film, and one that seems to be quite promising based on the new trailer for it. What trailer, you might ask? Well, the one Disney just released a short while ago. You can check it out below:

And They Will Walk 500 Miles to Fall Down at Your…Crater?

I don’t think Disney has embarked on a live-action sci-fi film for a while now.

Disney is proud to announce their upcoming film Crater with that new official trailer on YouTube. Said trailer gives us a rather unusual show compared to Disney‘s usual fare. The trailer at the 0:22 mark even outright tells us that this film is by the producers of Stranger Things, which should already tell you just how different this film is going to be.

Crater stars a group of kids living on a Lunar colony in the year 2257, with the sole girl of the group being from Earth. The basic premise of the film seems to be “kids getting into trouble and mischief and having a grand day out”. What else do you call it when they steal a rover, and take it around for a joyride on the Moon’s surface? Not only that, but the film even makes an effort to show off the Moon’s low surface gravity. We even see a practical demonstration of it when the kids jump several meters into the air, and are able to hit a home run with a rock far out into space.

Granted, Crater isn’t entirely hard sci-fi. The Luna-born kids aren’t unusually tall and thin, for instance. But that’s an acceptable break from reality to explain the live-action casting. Aside from that, this film appears to be fairly high on the Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness. It’ll be interesting if it remains the case by the end, but it’s looking pretty promising at the moment.

'Crater' key visual.
Even the key visual promises a good space adventure.

Fortunately, we won’t have that long a wait to see if this Disney film lives up to its trailer. At the end of the trailer, it reveals that Crater will make its grand debut on May 12, 2023. As you might expect though, this will be a Disney+ exclusive. So if you want to watch it, you’ll need a paid Disney+ subscription.