Focus Features Looks to Save Keanu Reeves' Abandoned 'Passengers'
Just last week we learned that The Weinstein Company had dropped the sci-fi romance Passengers that was meant to star Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams. Apparently they let the film go because McAdams dropped out of the project after production was pushed back. But now it looks like the film from "Game of Thrones" director Brian Kirk and Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts might have life again as The Wrap reports Focus Features is currently in talks to pick up the film for distribution in the United States. That sounds like the perfect home for a film that has an isolated story, but still has a big scope. More below!
For those just joining us, the film follows a man (Reeves) who mistakenly awakens from his cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else during a centuries-long interstellar voyage to a new planet. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he in turn awakens another beautiful woman to spend time with. Of course, the project still needs to find a new leading lady, and they've already exhausted McAdams and Reese Witherspoon before her. But there's plenty of other talent out there. It's a shame that Sandra Bullock just finished Gravity, because this would be a perfect reunion for her and Reeves. We'll keep you posted.