Wanna head to outer space with your pals Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence? Of course you do. That's the general idea behind Passengers, the sci-fi drama from director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) and writer Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). The surefire blockbuster dropped its first trailer on Tuesday, complete with a sleek spaceship and hints of a romance.
"The script was so smart and funny and clever and it was such a page turner, I couldn't put it down," Tyldum toldEntertainment Weekly of the screenplay, which has been hanging out on the Black List since 2007. Pratt and Lawrence were just as stoked about the possibilities of Passengers as Tyldum, envisioning a dream team that could really bring the script to life.
"I just thought if this movie gets made with the two of us, with this story and with this director and we can execute this well, I really think it's going to be one of the greatest, most original and compelling epic movies I've seen…maybe ever!" Pratt said. Though the bulk of the film's plot content is being kept under lock and key for obvious reasons, what we do know is that Pratt and Lawrence suffer a malfunction aboard a long-ass spaceflight and end up waking up 90 years early. The result? Apparently, a dash of love.
Passengers, which also stars Laurence Fishburne and Michael Sheen, hits theaters Dec. 21.