Rachel McAdams Joins Keanu Reeves For Space Travel Movie 'Passengers'
Rachel McAdams has confirmed that she is on board to join Keanu Reeves for a voyage through space in 'Passengers'. Talking to HitFix McAdams said that the film was currently "in the works" and she sounds hopeful it will make it to production. Indeed, earlier this year Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire director Brian Kirk was handed the director's role for the production, which is being written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour).
The premise of Passenger is certainly an interesting one. Set on a massive spacecraft transporting thousands of humans to a distant planet, Keanu Reeves plays a man whose stasis pod malfunctions, essentially waking him up 90 years before the craft is due to reach its destination. With no way of returning to the life preserving sleep he left so prematurely, the man considers his future and the potential of living out the rest of his years alone. Unable to contemplate such a lonely existence, the man elects to wake another human from their sleep, which is where Rachel McAdams comes in.
As McAdams points out, the movie will be set completely in space and while other productions have addressed the notion of long term space travel, Passengers sounds like it has a great deal of potential. Reeves certainly sound well cast for a role in what will surely be a moody and reflective picture, but McAdams may just bring that much needed ray of light.
Passengers has not yet entered production, but expect to see a release date of late 2015 once it kicks off.