The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum will call action on the science fiction film Passengers says Deadline.
The story follows Jim Preston,
a mechanic on a 120-year journey to a distant colonized planet in
another galaxy, who becomes the first of the 5,000 travellers to
experience pod hibernation failure. Awake a century too soon, he is
stranded in the world of an interstellar spaceship with only robots for
companionship. A year on his loneliness causes him to awaken a
beautiful journalist named Aurora and they fall in love.
The truth of her revival, and a major malfunction on the ship, are also key plot points.
One tine "Prometheus" scripter Jon Spaihts wrote this original script.
Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Stephen Hamel and Michael Maher will produce.
The film was setup several years ago with Game of Thrones episode director Brian Kirk set to make his feature film directorial debut--Keanu Reeves Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were poised to star along the way.