Tech News: Meet John Sphaits the Writer Behind the Movie Passengers



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Meet John Sphaits the Writer Behind the Movie Passengers The science fiction movie Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt is released just in time for the the holiday season. Follow the struggle of a malfunctioning spaceship, when Pratt’s character wakes up just 30 years into an 120-year interstellar voyage. Screenwriter John Spaihts gives us his peek into his mind for how he has brought his ideas to life in the Hollywood movie. In the interview he talks about how he needed a technical crisis that would fit the story, and he thought of the only common thread the systems on the ship have, and that was computer control. Spaihts also talks about the math behind the energies involved in interstellar travel, coming up with the beautiful design of the spacecraft, and the ideas behind the spacesuits featured in the film.

Read the full article at IEEE Spectrum