On December 21, 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release a film called Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The film was conceived of and written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Morten Tyldum is the director.
The media has been describing this film as a sci-fi romance. Here’s the premise:
“A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.”
Interestingly, Passengers has been garnering positive buzz:
“Earlier this week, Den of Geek was invited to see a presentation of footage from Sony Pictures and its subsidiaries’ upcoming film slate, and while there were a lot of early trailers and footage of lots of cool genre movies they have slated, the standout was clearly the first footage from Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.
Directed by Morten Tyldum, the Norwegian filmmaker whose previous movie The Imitation Game got him nominated for an Oscar, it looks like a fantastic science fiction film in the vein of The Martian and the original Alien, although it offers a romantic angle that those films did not have.”
-(Via Den of Geek!)