It seems like I’ve been covering the progress of “Prometheus” writer Jon Spaihts’s “Passengers” for years now. The film was originally supposed to star Reese Witherspoon and Keanu Reeves, but now it looks like Witherspoon is out, leaving Reeves, much like in the movie, without a mate.
That changes with news that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Reeves in the sci-fi drama, which is currently set with “Game of Thrones” director Brian Kirk behind the camera. (Sheesh. Nowadays, it seems like if you want to direct movies, you have to direct an episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” first.)
McAdams is coming off the Brit romcom “About Time” and Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder”. And I still can’t believe she was playing a high school witch in “Mean Girls” less than 10 years ago. Wow.
“Passengers is about “a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet 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.”
I’m guessing some of that “unique” love story may involve the girl being a tad peeved at the guy for waking her up because he’s lonely and doesn’t want to die alone. Doesn’t that mean she will grow old and die right alongside him? Great for him, but what about her?
Or maybe I’m completely off track. It’s entirely possible.
“Passengers” is set for 2014. That is, unless someone bails on the movie again.
Via : Deadline