Sony Gives The Green Light To Passengers

Sony’s new boss Tom Rothman has given the green light to Passengers.

Science-fiction romantic drama Passengers has been in limbo for a while now at Sony Headquarters over budget issues.

But thanks to the huge success of Chris Pratt’s Dino-outing in Jurassic World, Rothman has decided to go ahead with the $120 million budget film.

Morten Tyldum is still attached to direct the story of a spaceship transporting thousands of human colonists to a distant planet, but when a malfunction causes one of them (Pratt) to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to wake a fellow passenger (Jennifer Lawrence).

The film has moved from The Weinstein Company (where it was budgeted at $35 million with Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon orbiting the leads) and Warner Bros., which had Rachel McAdams circling with a $65 million price tag. Now, thanks to Pratt’s new success Tyldum looks set to start the cameras rolling in September.

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