Archana Ram
January 27, 2010 AT 06:44 PM EST

Seven Pounds director Gabriele Muccino is in advanced negotiations to direct Passengers, a sci-fi romance movie starring Keanu Reeves, Variety reports. The film, written by Jon Spaihts, who also wrote Ridley Scott’s unnamed Alien prequel, takes place on a spaceship making a centuries-long trip to a new planet. Reeves plays a man who prematurely awakens from cryogenic sleep due to a computer glitch and forces a beautiful woman awake for fear of dying alone. The film is slated to begin shooting this summer.

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