The starship Avalon cruises through space on a 120-year journey to Homestead II, a habitable planet where its 5,000 passengers will spend a new life after they wake up from a century of suspended animation. When a hurtling space rock collides with the spacecraft’s front shield, it results in unseen yet serious technical consequences. One of the immediate repercussions is the malfunction of engineer Jim Preston’s (Chris Pratt) hibernation pod, waking him up 90 years too early. With everyone onboard in deep sleep including the crew and no way to go back and join them, he lasts one year on his own before deciding to take his own life. In the end, he hesitates. Taunted by solitude, he sets his sights on the sleeping Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence), a journalist who is booked for a return trip with the intention of getting back to Earth after 240 years and sharing a story that has never been told ever. Figuring out how to disable a pod, he now faces a dilemma. Should he confront his impending doom all by himself or should he wake her up, in effect signing her death sentence?