Muccino, Reeves Team For “Passengers”

Director Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Seven Pounds”) is in advanced negotiations to helm the sci-fi romance feature “Passengers” for Morgan Creek reports Variety.

Jon Spaihts’s script is set in the future on a spacecraft making a centuries-long interstellar voyage to a new planet. Due to a computer glitch, a single passenger (Keanu Reeves) awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else.

Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he, in turn, awakens a beautiful woman. Stephen Hamel and James G. Robinson will produce with filming to kick off in the Summer.