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PASSENGERS (2016): Morten Tyldum Discusses Sci-Fi Film

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Morten Tyldum Talks About Working On Passengers

Academy Award-nominated The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum opened up about directing Passengers in an interview with

Starring Chris Pratt, the soon-to-be-released movie follows the trials and travails of a mechanic who places himself in suspended animation on a distant planet in the knowledge that it will be colonized by the time he emerges from hibernation. Unfortunately, he wakes up 90 years early and struggles to live without anyone to keep him company:

CS: Do you have a favorite part of the filmmaking process?
Morten Tyldum: There’s two parts: Developing the script and developing the design of the film. It’s like everything is possible. You have to live with the character and sort of figure out who they are. Then designing all the elements is such a great time. It’s a lot of hard work getting it all on film. It’s painful. It’s sometimes a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of pain and stress. But I also love when the editing is done and you’re sitting there in the dark doing the final mix. The movie is cut and the music recorded. Then everything comes together. You’re sitting there with just a few people in a big mix theater, finalizing everything. That’s when I really see the movie. When there’s an audience, I’m stressed out. I can’t help but trying to watch everyone’s reaction.

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