GAME OF THRONES Director Brian Kirk to Helm Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Film PASSENGERS

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A director has been set for the long-gestating sci-fi film Passengers, which has Keanu Reeves attached to star.  The story takes place on a spacecraft that is transporting thousands of people to a distant colony.  A malfunction in one of its sleep chambers causes a single passenger to awake 90 years before everyone else, and faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he decides to wake up a second passenger.  What follows is a love story under rather unique circumstances.  Deadline reports that Brian Kirk, who has helmed episodes of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, has been tapped to make his feature directorial debut on the project for Wayfare Entertainment.

Kirk was previously eyed to direct the upcoming Thor sequel before the job eventually went to fellow Game of Thrones alum Alan TaylorPassengers has a script by Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts, and with a director now set, production can hopefully get underway sooner rather than later.  The world could definitely use more original sci-fi films, and Passengers promises to be a welcome addition.




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  • Nate

    Now this looks like a pretty interesting concept!

  • Anonymous

    I read the script, and I CANNOT imagine Reeves as the main character. The script was incredible, but I’m not very optimistic.

  • sedna

    I can vouch for the script being incredible as well. Read it in one sitting in one breath. As for Reeves – it was actually his idea which Spaihts wrote into a full script, so I don’t think we’ll get rid of him starring in the film.

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  • Passenger in the Back

    I met the writer, John Spaihts — nice, smart, uber confident bloke. Not sure how he failed so badly on Prometheu-suck, but maybe that’s on Damon Linder-f-off. I also read the Passenger’s script — should be required reading for anyone interested in writing great sic-fi. Second best script I’ve ever read.

  • Will Spill

    I read the script, and it is interesting–despite a few implausible events. But the revelation toward the end that the premise is built on is sure to disappoint. There’s nothing along the lines of HAL 9000 responsible for the malfunctioning ship. It’s something rather mundane–it was a real let down.

  • Will Spill

    I read the script, and it is interesting–despite a few implausible events. But the revelation toward the end that the premise is built on is sure to disappoint. There\’s nothing along the lines of HAL 9000 responsible for the malfunctioning ship. It\’s something rather mundane–it was a real let down.

  • Will Spill

    I read the script, and it is interesting–despite a few implausible events. But the revelation toward the end that the premise is built on is sure to disappoint. There\\\’s nothing along the lines of HAL 9000 responsible for the malfunctioning ship. It\\\’s something rather mundane–it was a real let down.

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