A passenger (also abbreviated as pax) is a person who travels in a vehicle but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination or otherwise operate the vehicle.
Passengers are people who ride on buses, passenger trains, airliners, ships, ferryboats, and other methods of transportation. Historically, the concept of the passenger has existed for as long as man has been able to create means of transportation capable of carrying more people than were needed to operate the vessel.
Crew members (if any), as well as the driver or pilot of the vehicle, are usually not considered to be passengers. For example, a flight attendant on an airline would not be considered a "passenger" while on duty, but an employee riding in a company car being driven by another person would be considered a passenger, even if the car was being driven on company business.
In railway parlance, 'passenger', as well as being the end user of a service, is also a categorisation of the type of rolling stock used. In the British case, there are several categories of passenger train. These categories include:
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.
Brian Kirk was scheduled to make his feature directional debut with the Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves.Jon Spaihts joined the project to pen the script for the film. On December 5, 2014, it was announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment had won the auction to take the rights to the film. On January 27, 2015, it was announced that Sony was in early talks with The Imitation Game's director Morten Tyldum to direct the film. On February 6, first Variety reported that Jennifer Lawrence was in early talks to join the film, later the same day TheWrap also reported that Chris Pratt was in talks too, to star in the film. On July 17, 2015, Michael Sheen joined the cast of the film to play the robot traveling along with Pratt's and Lawrence's characters. On August 5, 2015, Laurence Fishburne was in talks to join the film. Producers of the film would be Company Films' Stephen Hamel, Start Media's Michael Maher, and Original Film's Ori Marmur & Neal H. Moritz.