Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct Keanu Reeves’s sci-fi romance
, described by the Italian director as a love story set on a spaceship.
Muccino announced the news at the press conference for his first Italian language film in seven years, Kiss Me Again , the sequel to 2001's The Last Kiss .
Despite Muccino's continental credentials, the director is best known for his recent success in Hollywood.
In 2006, Muccino teamed up with Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness , and in 2008 the pair reunited for Seven Pounds .
Set in the future, Passengers will star Reeves as a - what for it - passenger on a trip to a distant planet. The journey lasts centuries and Reeves wakes up from his cryogenic sleep 90 years too soon.
Bored and rattling around a deserted spaceship, Reeves decides he needs some company, so he wakes up a beautiful woman, as you do.
Jon Spaihts, who was hired to write the script for Ridley Scott’s Untitled Alien Prequel , has penned the Passengers script.
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