Genre: Action/Thriller. Studio: Columbia Pictures. Production Company: Beacon Communications/Presidential Productions. Project Phase: Greenlighted.
Harrison Ford (The President); Gary Oldman; Wendy Crewsen; Glenn Close; Jurgen Prochnow; Liesel Mathews; Paul Guilfoyle.
Wolfgang Petersen (Director); Andrew Marlowe (Screenwriter); Armyan Bernstein, Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz, Jon Shestack (Producers); David Lester, Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss (Executive Producers); Richard Francis-Bruce (Editor); Michael Ballhaus (Director of Photography); William Sandell (Production Designer): Terry Frazee (Special Effects Supervisor).
Terrorists take over Air Force One, holding the First Family as hostages. Military reprisals are useless, as the plane has the latest countermeasures on-board - as well as access to the nation's nuclear arsenal. Perched in a virtually-invulnerable fortress, the Russian leader of the terrorists demand the freedom of his associates. One person, acting alone and hiding on the plane, has the military training and the knowledge to immobilize key sections of the plane, and try to save his family - the President of the United States.
Die Hard meets The American President meets
Crimson Tide. If Ford is interested, chances
are good that the script pulls this unlikely scenerio off.
Scoop Feedback: September 23, 1996... Because of the unique capabilites of the President's plane, any rescue attempt is impossible, so the president (who happens to be a Vietnam vet, and helicopter pilot) must go into action. The villains, who are trying to arrange the release of a prisoner currently being held by the United States, have the added luxury of commandeering an aircraft that is equipped to launch a nuclear attack, which will no doubt form the basis for further blackmail. Director Peterson has surprisingly acquired the help of the Pentagon, who has agreed to provide the production with a squadron of F-15's, a couple transport aircraft, some helicopter gunships, and some Blackhawk choppers. Filming will occur in Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. [Scoop info provided anonymously.]
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