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.