Written by John Spaihts, who is also penning Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel (partly thanks to Reeves), “Passengers” is a love story set on a spaceship. It sounds more frightening than romantic however. Reeves plays a man accidentally awakened too early from hibernation during a centuries-long flight to a distant planet. So rather than wait around to die while the rest of the crew sleeps, he wakes up a female passenger in order to have company.
Think about if you were that poor woman (who will be played by a “lesser-known” actress), basically forced to become Eve to Keanu Reeves’ Adam. Whoa. Just on principle alone it’d be hard to develop feelings for him, right? I guess that’s what makes this an intriguing story.
According to The Playlist — they’ve apparently gotten their hands on the script — the protagonist does indeed make some unsympathetic decisions. Sounds like it could be the kind of dark sci-fi that receives positive reviews yet unfortunately sells few tickets, a la “Solaris” and, more recently, “Moon.”
Muccino announced this potential gig during a press conference in Rome for his latest foreign film, “Kiss Me Again,” which is a sequel to his 2001 film “The Last Kiss.” If that title sounds familiar, it’s because the original was remade a few years ago with Zach Braff in the lead.
How does this sci-fi love story sound to you? Would you be easily romanced by Keanu Reeves if he were the only available man on a lonely spaceship? What if he handpicked you to be his companion?