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Gabriele Muccino Boards Passengers
Directing Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi pic

27 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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The last time Seven Pounds director Gabriele Muccino popped up on the cine-radar, he was off back to Italy to direct a sequel to The Last Kiss. Now, with Kiss Me Again finished and hitting Italian cinemas this week, he's announced that he's in advanced talks to direct the Keanu Reeves sci-fi love story Passengers.

The script, penned by Jon Spaihts and currently being funded by Morgan Creek, takes place years in the future on a long-range spaceship. A computer glitch awakens a lone man (Reeves) who, faced with 90 years of waiting for anyone else to pop out of deep freeze, wakes up a beautiful woman to stop him dying alone.

It's online dating meets HAL 9000! Muccino apparently wants to pluck the female lead from either the fields of the unknown or the pool of "lesser known" talent.

All being well, shooting will kick off this summer.


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