One of the most anticipated films of the awards season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, distributor Sony Pictures released a brand new poster for us today.
“Passengers” tells the story of a spacecraft that is traveling to a distant colony planet and is transporting thousands of people. When the ship has a malfunction in its sleep chambers, two passengers are awakened 60 years early.
The film also stars Michael Sheen (“The Queen”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”), and Aurora Perrineau (“Jem and the Holograms”). The cinematography is shot by Rodrigo Prieto, who will have two films in contention this year for an Oscar nomination. He also shot Martin Scorsese’s upcoming “Silence” from Paramount Pictures. Prieto has only one single Oscar nomination to his credit despite an impeccable filmography that includes “Babel,” “Frida,” and “Argo.” His sole nomination was for Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005.
“Passengers” is written by Jon Spaihts, whose previous efforts are “Prometheus” and “Van Hesling.” Producer credits include Stephen Hamel (“Henry’s Crime”), Michael Maher (his first producer credit), Ori Marmur (“Battle Los Angeles”), and Neal H. Moritz (“Furious 7”).
The film is scheduled to open in theaters on Dec. 21.