Back at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, director James Gray said that with “Ad Astra”, he wanted to show a space voyage like it has never been seen before. The title of the film was coined by the poet Virgil, who wrote “sic itur ad astra” – “thus one travels to the stars” – in his epic The Aeneid. Since then, the phrase has been used as a motto by many flight organisations that wanted go up and away. “One Upon a Time in ... Hollywood” star Brad Pitt and Ruth Negga have already been seen together on-screen in the zombie trip “World War Z”.
Article 18. September 2019
How “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt Got Its Name
The title of the science fiction adventure “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt comes from Latin, and broadly means “to the stars”.