Daniel Espinosa has had a successful directing career, with a number of wildly different genre films under his belt, but none quite match the scope and effectiveness of his latest effort, Life. Featuring one of the best casts of the year, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, it tells the story of what happens when a new alien life form begins striking back and killing members of the astronaut team tasked with studying and reporting on it.

Espinosa recently had a chat with IGN about the film, where he talked about his influences and inspirations when creating Life, and why he thinks it has more in common with classic film noirs than one might expect. Read on for our full chat, but beware of spoilers…

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Source: Bringing Realism to Sci-Fi/Horror with Life

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