Today brings us the first “love in space” trailer for Passengers, based on a hot script written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). The script appeared on Hollywood’s “Black List,” which is a survey of the “most liked” (not necessarily the “best”) screenplays in Hollywood. In the case of Passengers the studio seems to be relying on star power to garner interest in their lost in space premise.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers on-board the starship Avalon transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction . . . only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
~Director Morten Tyldum
Passengers opens in theaters on December 21, 2016.