Sony Looking To THE IMITATION GAME's Morten Tyldum To Take Over PASSENGERS
The property has been through the ringer of late. Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdam were attached at one time with GoT and Boardwalk Empire director Brian Kirk at the helm. Reese Witherspoon was attached to it before that. The studio will cast other actors for the film now.Passengers takes place on a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet and has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger, marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story.
Scribe Jon Spaihts (Prometheus and Doctor Strange) wrote the script.