Keanu Reeves will once again tackle the sci-fi genre with his latest film, Passengers. Back in January there were rumors that the actor would star in the Gabriele Muccino directed feature and according to THR, it’s been confirmed that he will headline the epic that’s being described as “Adam & Eve in Space.”
The story for Passengers centers on a group of scientists making a centuries long voyage to a new planet while in a deep sleep. Due to a computer glitch one of them, Jim Preston (Reeves), a mechanic is awakened and is faced with 90 years before anyone else comes to. In fear of growing old alone, he awakens a beautiful woman named Aurora to be his companion.
Production on Passengers is scheduled to begin sometime in January even though the location hasn’t been confirmed. The screenplay for the film was penned by Jon Spaihts and is currently going through rewrites. We’re not sure who will play the female lead opposite Reeves but the producers and director are leaning towards a lesser known actress.
What do you think of the premise for Passengers? Who do you think could play his love interest in the film?