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Keanu Reeves to star in the scifi film Passengers from the screenwriter of Prometheus

04.18.2013
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Don't worry, haters, it isn't Damon Lindelof but that other screenwriter for PROMETHEUS, Jon Spaihts. Keanu Reeves will star in Spaihts story entitled PASSENGERS which will be directed by GAME OF THRONES director Brian Kirk. The movie is being produced by Wayfare Entertainment who hope to sell it to a studio at the Cannes Film Festival.

Keanu Reeves has not had a major studio film since 2008's THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Since then he has appeared in several smaller movies and worked on some documentaries. He is due to be seen next in his directorial debut MAN OF TAI CHI and the long delayed 47 RONIN. I like Keanu Reeves and hope these films kickstart his Hollywood career again.

PASSENGERS will have an intriguing story. Check out the synopsis courtesy of Deadline:

The story follows a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet that has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) 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.

This sounds more along the lines of SOLARIS or Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE in that it will rely more on the emotional and psychological aspects of space travel. With Alfonso Cuaron's GRAVITY set for release later this year along with Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR next year, we look to be getting a nice string of smart science fiction films coming in a row.

Source: Deadline

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10:54AM on 04/19/2013

Strange...

...this doesn't sound like Bill & Ted 3..
...this doesn't sound like Bill & Ted 3..
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10:43PM on 04/18/2013
Lindelof will forever be on fanboys shit list because of Prometheus. This movie sounds intriguing though.
Lindelof will forever be on fanboys shit list because of Prometheus. This movie sounds intriguing though.
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10:16PM on 04/18/2013
I get a Before Sunrise meets Solaris vibe from the premise.
I get a Before Sunrise meets Solaris vibe from the premise.
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9:15PM on 04/18/2013
Sounds good. He was great in Street Kings.
Sounds good. He was great in Street Kings.
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7:04PM on 04/18/2013

"Kickstart"?

The dude made over $100 million from the Matrix franchise and now cherry picks projects. He clearly no longer cares about his "career" in a sense of upward mobility and only does things he's passionate about. I'd be shocked to see him take a paycheck role ever again.
The dude made over $100 million from the Matrix franchise and now cherry picks projects. He clearly no longer cares about his "career" in a sense of upward mobility and only does things he's passionate about. I'd be shocked to see him take a paycheck role ever again.
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5:46PM on 04/18/2013

This is ooooldddd news.

Keanu has been attached to this for a while now; at least a year. He's actually been trying to get it developed for years. It's been an in-demand script for years, but has struggled to get off the ground. I remember when Prometheus was announced with Spaihts as scriptwriter, people were raving about how great Spaihts' script for Passengers was.
Keanu has been attached to this for a while now; at least a year. He's actually been trying to get it developed for years. It's been an in-demand script for years, but has struggled to get off the ground. I remember when Prometheus was announced with Spaihts as scriptwriter, people were raving about how great Spaihts' script for Passengers was.
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5:21PM on 04/18/2013
I know kung fu
I know kung fu
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5:16PM on 04/18/2013
Read the script for this years ago. Realllllly good script, can't wait for this.
Read the script for this years ago. Realllllly good script, can't wait for this.
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4:53PM on 04/18/2013

Fan of Keanu

Can they at least spice up the title..? sheesh!
Can they at least spice up the title..? sheesh!
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