“The Imitation Game” fame director Morten Tyldum is set to helm the film. Sony bought the rights of “Passengers” in December, reports variety.com.
The film is set on a spacecraft in 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.
Jon Spaihts, writer of “Doctor Strange,” is penning the script.