Muccino to direct Passengers January 28, 2010 The Pursuit of Happyness helmer Gabriele Muccino to direct Keanu Reeves in Passengers The Pursuit of Happyness helmer Gabriele Muccino is in negotiations with Morgan Creek to direct Passengers, a sci-fi romance film he described as “a love story set on a spaceship,” reports Variety. Passengers is set in the future on a spacecraft making a centuries-long interstellar voyage to a new planet. Due to a computer glitch, a single passenger (Keanu Reeves) awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he, in turn, awakens a beautiful woman. Stephen Hamel and James G. Robinson will produce. Muccino expects to start shooting the film this summer.