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Passengers (film)

Passengers (film)

2016 film by Morten Tyldum

Passengers is a 2016 American science-fiction romance film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts, partially based on the 1950s EC Comics story "50 Girls 50". It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, with Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne in supporting roles. It follows two passengers on an immense interstellar spacecraft carrying thousands of people to a colony 60 light years from Earth, when the two are awakened 90 years early from their induced hibernation.

The script was written in 2007 by Spaihts, but languished in development hell with multiple actors attached and detached from it over the years. In December 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment picked up the film's rights, with Tyldum to direct. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence were cast as the leads in February 2015. It was produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, Start Motion Pictures, Original Film, LStar Capital, Wanda Pictures and Company Films. Principal photography took place at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia from September 2015 to February 2016. It is the last film from Columbia Pictures with the involvement of Village Roadshow Pictures.

Passengers premiered at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on December 14, 2016, and was released theatrically in the United States by Columbia Pictures on December 21, 2016, in standard format and RealD 3D. It received mixed reviews, with praise for Lawrence and Pratt's performances, Newman's musical score, and its visual style and production values, but was criticized for its plot and characters.[5][6] It has grossed $303 million worldwide and was nominated for Best Original Score and Best Production Design at the 89th Academy Awards.[7]

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