By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, THR
Morgan Creek is moving forward with the Passengers production by hiring Keanu Reeves to play the title role. Currently being described as Adam & Eve in space, the production house is now seeking out the female love interest for Reeves' character.
Keanu Reeves for Passengers
Originally penned by Jon Spaihts, Passengers is set in the future and 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 film is hoping to have the script polished up some, and the rest of the cast found, by production start next January.