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If you're bored with your regular Earth-dwelling life sit tight because you'll soon be transported into the futuristic and space-based world of the blockbuster Passengers with some amazing behind-the-scenes footage.

Creating a convincing and immersive world is always a difficult task for film makers, but when it's one which not only takes place in the future but on a space ship in the future the task becomes mammoth. Thanks to Super News by Movie Pilot's series, we've got a glimpse behind the velvet curtain at exactly how director Morten Tyldum and managed to bring some of those mind boggling scenes to life.

Take a look at Joe & Phill's Sony Sunday video to catch all the behind the scenes goods, and check out the top behind-the-scenes below:

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Chris Pratt and a modified golf cart

[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]
[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]

Here we got a good look inside what it looks like when Chris Pratt gets behind the wheel of a modified 4x4 space golf cart! Not only did Pratt get to drive one rigged up with cameras, but he also got to perform a pretty cool stunt when the cart smashes through not only a glass window, but also flips on a jump.

Chris Pratt in the lightbox

[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]
[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]

Some of the most amazing scenes from Passengers took place when Jim stepped outside the Avalon to walk in space. This behind-the-scenes clip showed how that was possible thanks to a contraption called the lightbox. And, while walking in space might require an enormous amount of skill, it appears that so does trying to act whilst inside a disorienting lightbox.

Michael Sheen becoming Arthur the android

[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]
[Credit: Super News by Movie Pilot/Columbia Pictures]

Though Jim was without human interaction until Aurora woke, there was one "person" whom he was able to at least converse with, Arthur the android bartender. While Arthur may look like a human from the waist up, down below he was actually more of a unicycle. In order to make Michael Sheen's movements as Arthur were as swift and smooth as possible, a motion control machine fitted with a bicycle seat was created to turn Michael the human into Arthur the android.

Read the official synopsis for Passengers below:

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in a high-stakes adventure about two passengers, Aurora and Jim, onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As they try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they discover that the ship itself is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

Passengers is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD now


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