Italian director Gabriele Muccino is teaming with Morgan Creek to direct Passengers, a sci-fi romance feature starring Keanu Reeves that is described as "a love story set on a spaceship."
According to Variety, the mid-budget Passengers is penned by Jon Spaihts, and 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 (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.
Muccino described the love interest of the character played by Reeves as being a "lesser-known" talent.
Production is expected to begin this summer.