Keanu reeves will star in “Passengers,” a new sci-fi film directed by Italian auteur Gabriele Muccino (Seven Pounds)
“Passengers” is described as Adam and Eve but in space with robots and will be a $90 million dollar budget film, so it won’t be a cheapie. Here’s a synopsis from THR, which makes the film sound much more interesting than what I just said above:
Set in the future, Passengers centers on Jim Preston (Reeves), a mechanic on a 120-year journey to a distant colonized planet in another galaxy, who becomes the first traveler to experience pod hibernation failure. Having woken up 100 years too soon, he is stranded in the world of an interstellar spaceship with only robots and androids for companionship.
A year into his journey, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger, a beautiful journalist named Aurora. They fall in love but must soon deal not only with the revelation of Jim’s misjudged act of waking her but a major malfunction of the ship itself.
The studio is currently still looking for his female co-star.
James Robinson, the founder of Morgan Creek adds that “I think of the picture as having the after-taste of ‘Titanic’ — but everyone lives.” While the premise certainly sounds interesting, it also sounds semi tragic and the reveal that no one dies in the end by Robinson kinda ruins the element of surprise. Way to fail Robinson.