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David Koepp Set To Script Sci-Fi ‘Themis Files’ For Sony

10 February 2015 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures has set David Koepp to adapt The Themis Files, the debut novel by Sylvain Neuvel that Matt Tolmach and Josh Bratman will produce. It will be published by Ballantine Books. As Sony rights itself after a turbulent end of year, it’s a coup to have an A-lister like Koepp come in as the first writer to turn this large canvas science fiction tale into a potential tent pole. It’s also the second project that came in a flurry of fall acquisitions of new intellectual property, spearheaded by president of production Michael De Luca, that has already drawn strong elements. The other is the Jon Spaihts science fiction script Passengers, which got The Imitation Game‘s Morten Tyldum set to direct and now has Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt circling as the male lead. De Luca and Lauren Abrahams are overseeing The Themis Files. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Jennnifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt Might Star in a Movie Together

9 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have proven that they're both bankable box office stars and likeable offscreen personalities. So what if they teamed up for a new movie?

That's a very real possibility, with both Variety and TheWrap reporting that the stars are both being courted to play the leads in a romantic sci-fi flick called "Passengers." Per Variety, Lawrence is in early talks for the role; TheWrap later reported that Pratt was also in preliminary negotiations.

The synopsis, per Variety:

"Passengers" is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

According to TheWrap, Lawrence's involvement is the most problematic at the moment, since the Oscar winner has a jam-packed schedule -- including »

- Katie Roberts

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt for new sci-fi film

8 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The director of The Imitation Game is lining up Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt for Passengers...

Passengers is a film that seems to have been swilling around the Hollywood system for a little while now. But there seems to be a real sign that it's finally going to move forward.

It's a science fiction love story, that Sony Pictures is backing, and the studio has The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum apparently on board to direct the movie. It tells the story of spacecraft on a very, very long journey, that takes over 100 years to complete, and it's been penned by Jon Spaihts, who worked on Prometheus (and is currently scribbling Doctor Strange for Marvel).

Furthermore, there's some fairly significant casting news. Not that it'll be a surprise if you read the headline to this piece, which presumably made you click on it in the first place. But you can't »

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Chris Pratt In Talks For Passengers

8 February 2015 9:46 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Now that Sony has finally given long-slumbering script Passengers a proper home, and hired The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum to direct, things are moving apace on the casting front. According to The Wrap, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are in early talks to star. The story of a spaceship transporting thousands of human colonists to a distant planet, Passengers chronicles what happens when a malfunction causes one of them to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else. Unable to fix the situation and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to take the unusual and controversial step of waking up a fellow passenger. Can love bloom in the echoing confines of the ship? We may finally find out. Doctor Strange / Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts wrote the script in 2010 and it’s taken this long to find a suitable home, finding and losing directors and stars along the way. »

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Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence Rumored to Star in Sony's New Sci-Fi Drama Passengers

8 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Written by Jon Spaihts -- who penned Marvel Studios' upcoming film Doctor Strange -- Passengers is a futuristic love story set on a spacecraft. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is in talks with the studio to direct the picture. Variety revealed that Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) has entered into negotiations to take the film's female lead, which both Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon were previously in talks for; while The Wrap reports that Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is being sought for the male lead, a role Keanu Reeves was attached to back in 2013. Passengers takes place in the future, where thousands of passengers aboard a spaceship are making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet when one passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone »

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt lined up for sci-fi film Passengers

8 February 2015 3:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are reportedly in talks to lead new sci-fi romance film Passengers.

Variety reports that Lawrence is in early talks to star in the Sony film, while TheWrap reveals that Pratt is being lined up as her co-lead.

The film, which has been in development for several years, is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant planet.

When one passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years early, he decides to wake a female passenger to end his loneliness.

The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum is apparently nearing a deal to direct the drama. The script is penned by Prometheus and Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce with Michael Maher and Stephen Hamel.

Lawrence will be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 later this year, while Pratt is starring in Jurassic World. »

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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt May Co-Star In This Epic Space Drama, Get The Details

7 February 2015 8:46 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Every now and then a special film comes along. A film so special that it's almost too good to be made. Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts' Passengers is one of those films, with two female leads, one male lead, and a director dropping out of the picture between 2013 and now. With a new director recently secured, it's time to fast track a new cast. Lucky for all involved, two very hot commodities have landed in their lap, as Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in talks to take up the leads. Variety first reported that Jennifer Lawrence was in talks to take over the role of a female passenger aboard an interstellar voyage. Awoken 90 years too soon, she finds that someone else has had the misfortune of waking up way before their voyage was supposed to conclude, and has woken her up on purpose. That "misfortunate" companion was tipped later »

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt In Talks For Sci-Fi Romance Passengers

7 February 2015 | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

You may have heard of Jon Spaihts' (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) script for Passengers, as it's been on the Black List for quite a while, and at one time had Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams lined up for the lead roles. That version of the movie never went anywhere, but now Variety are reporting that subsequent to Sony purchasing the rights late last year, the project has a new director in Morten Tyldum, and two of the biggest actors in the world right now in early talks to star. Chris Pratt would play one of thousands of passengers aboard a spacecraft heading for a new home planet in a distant galaxy who wakes from cryo-sleep 90 years before he's supposed to, and decides to wake another passenger to keep him company. That, of course, is Jennifer Lawrence's character. She obviously isn't too pissed about it though, as this is said »

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Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in talks for sci-fi drama Passengers

7 February 2015 3:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According Variety, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) are in talks with Sony to board Morten Tyldum’s (The Imitation Game) upcoming space drama Passengers.

The film has been penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) and “is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.”

Passengers previously had Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) attached, back when Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) was set to direct.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Talks for Passengers Sci-Fi Film

7 February 2015 2:26 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) are the some of the biggest Hollywood stars. And now comes word that Sony Pictures is looking to team them up for the studio's upcoming "Passengers" sci-fi love story. "Passengers" is set on a spacecraft making a journey that takes more than a century. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is in talks to direct from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Stranger, Prometheus). Lawrence and Pratt have been offered the lead roles and are now in negotiations. The big hurdle for the project is Lawrence's schedule. Stay tuned. »

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Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in talks for sci-fi drama Passengers

7 February 2015 12:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According Variety, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) are in talks with Sony to board Morten Tyldum’s (The Imitation Game) upcoming space drama Passengers.

The film has been penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) and “is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.”

Passengers had previously had Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) attached, back when Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) was set to direct.

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- Gary Collinson

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Talks for Sci-Fi ‘Passengers’

6 February 2015 10:55 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony Pictures is in negotiations with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt to star in Morten Tyldum’s space love story “Passengers.”

The story is set in a future inside a spacecraft in which a man wakes up early from a cryogenic sleep. Due to loneliness, he decides to wake a female passenger for companionship.

The script is written by Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus,” “Doctor Strange”). Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) jumped on board to direct late last year after Sony Pictures picked up the project after The Weinstein Co. and Focus Features failed to develop the picture.

It’s possible that Lawrence’s deal may not pan out due to her quite busy schedule.

Source: TheWrap »

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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt May Be Passengers In Morten Tyldum-Directed Sci-Fi Romance

6 February 2015 7:43 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After years in development, the sci-fi romance Passengers is finally coming together, with an incredibly talented pair of actors lined up to star. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings PlaybookThe Hunger Games) and new Hollywood It Guy Chris Pratt (Guardians of the GalaxyJurassic World) are in talks to lead the project, which Morten Tyldum will direct as his follow-up to Oscar-nominated historical drama The Imitation Game.

The ambitious story involves a passenger (Pratt) on an interstellar voyage to a distant planet who wakes up from cryogenic sleep ninety years early and, feeling doomed to a life of utter solitude, makes the difficult decision to awaken a female passenger (Lawrence), resulting in an unconventional romance.

Passengers has been in development for years, with Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams at one point lined up to star in a Brian Kirk-directed take. Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, who also worked on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, »

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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Are 'Passengers' In Sci-Fi Romance

6 February 2015 4:23 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Some projects stuck in development hell never get made, or when they do reach the screen after various writers, producers, directors, and more have had put their hands on it, the film hardly resembles what sparked all the heat in the first place. And then, every once in a while, a long brewing project manages to survive years of false starts, and put the best foot forward possible. And it looks like that's what's happening with "Passengers." Shepherded for years by Keanu Reeves, who at one time was lined up to star alongside Rachel McAdams, the movie is now going ahead with a fresh cast, new director and it's pretty first rate all around. Oscar nominated "The Imitation Game" helmer Morten Tyldum will direct Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and fast-rising star Chris Pratt ("Guardians Of The Galaxy," "Jurassic World") in the Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus") penned flick. Not bad, right? Both »

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'Passengers' Targets Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

6 February 2015 3:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to star in Passengers. The project has been in development for several years, with The Weinstein Company and Focus Features each taking a crack at the story, before it was picked up by Sony this past December. Keanu Reeves was attached to the movie for several years, although it seems he is no longer involved. Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were attached as the female lead at different points during the development process, with that role now going to Jennifer Lawrence. The Wrap reports that Jennifer Lawrence's deal may not go through, though, due to her busy schedule.

The story centers on a man (Chris Pratt) who is one of over 5,000 passengers on a century-long journey to a distant new planet. When the man's cryogenic sleep pod fails, with 90 years left to go on this trip, he faces the prospect »

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Chris Pratt in Talks to Star Opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Sony’s ‘Passengers’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt is in early talks to star opposite Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in Morten Tyldum’s space-set love story “Passengers,” though the actress’ busy schedule may ultimately prevent her from closing a deal, TheWrap has learned. “Passengers” has a long, tortured development history, and after stops at the Weinstein Company and Focus Features, the project finally crash-landed at Sony back in December. Tyldum, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “The Imitation Game,” came onboard shortly after. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Naked With a Snake for Vanity Fair (Photo) “Prometheus” scribe Jon Spaihts wrote the script »

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Jennifer Lawrence in Talks for Sci-Fi Drama ‘Passengers’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2015 2:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to star in Sony’s space drama “Passengers,” with “The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum to helm.

Jon Spaihts, writer of “Doctor Strange,” is penning the script. Sony bought rights to “Passengers” in December.

Passengers” is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce through Moritz’s Original Film banner along with Michael Maher for Start Media and Stephen Hamel of Company Films.

The project has a long development history: Focus was in talks to acquire U.S. rights with Keanu Reeves attached earlier in 2014; the Weinstein Co. ditched the project earlier after acquiring the rights. Both Reese Witherspoon and »

- Justin Kroll

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J-Law, Pratt Up For Sci-Fi "Passengers"

6 February 2015 2:44 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to star in Morten Tydlum's sci-fi tale "Passengers" at Sony Pictures.

Jon Spaihts ("Doctor Strange," "Prometheus") penned the script which is set on a spacecraft transporting thousands of colonists. A malfunction takes place in one of its sleep chambers, causing a single passenger to be awakened ninety years before anyone else.

Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he decides to wake up a second passenger, thus beginning a unique love story. The likes of Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were previously attached to the project at different times.

Of the pair, Lawerence's involvement is the most in question due to her busy schedule. Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Stephen Hamel and Michael Maher will produce.

Source: The Wrap »

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‘The Imitation Game’ Director in Talks to Make Sci-Fi Romance ‘Passengers’

2 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’ve talked about the script Passengers for years. The Jon Spaihts-penned script landed on the Black List back in 2007, and has wound through a very long development process ever since. It revolves around a man who is accidentally awakened during a long voyage to colonize a new planet. Faced with the likely possibility of living […]

The post ‘The Imitation Game’ Director in Talks to Make Sci-Fi Romance ‘Passengers’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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‘Imitation Game’ Director Picks Up Sci-Fi Love Story From ‘Doctor Strange’ Writer

28 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jon Spaihts' Passengers is one of those scripts that’s been kicking around Hollywood for years, attracting lots of attention but never quite getting off the ground. Up until recently, it was going to be directed by Bryan Kirk with Keanu Reeves starring. But now that that’s no longer the case, The Imitation Game director Morten […]

The post ‘Imitation Game’ Director Picks Up Sci-Fi Love Story From ‘Doctor Strange’ Writer appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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