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Sunday 20 April 2014

Reeves' Passengers gets a director

Keanu Reeves will star in Passengers

Keanu Reeves' new film Passengers has finally found a director.

Brian Kirk, who has directed episodes of TV shows Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, is attached to take the reins of the long-developing sci-fi film, reported Deadline.

It would be his directorial debut for a feature-length project. He had previously been linked to the director's chair for the upcoming Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World, before the job went to fellow Game Of Thrones director Alan Taylor.

Keanu is already on board to star in the romantic drama, which has been written by Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaights.

The story takes place on a spaceship as it transports people to a distant colony. However, a malfunction in one of the sleep chambers causes a passenger to wake up 90 years before everyone else, and he decides to wake up a second passenger so he doesn't have to grow old and die alone.

Keanu, last seen in comedy-drama Henry's Crime, is set to attend the Beijing International Film Festival, where he will debut the trailer to his new martial arts film Man Of Tai Chi.

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