Hollywood to explore 9/11 flight uprising with ‘Flight 93’
Hollywood’s Universal Studios is planning to release a film on United Airlines’ doomed Flight 93, the fourth plane hijacked on September 11, 2001, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field, the entertainment industry publication Daily Variety said on Tuesday.”Flight 93” recounts in real time the 90 minutes between when the plane was hijacked and when it crashed after passengers — who were tipped off to the series of hijackings that day by a cell phone call — are believed to have intervened to keep the commanandeered plane from reaching its target in Washington.
It will be the second Hollywood film to explore the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks, following Oliver Stone’s Paramount film, starring Nicholas Cage, which will tell the story of two police officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who were buried alive in the rubble of the twin World Trade Center towers.
Directed by Britain’s Paul Greengrass, maker of the 2004 blockbuster “The Bourne Supremacy,” “Flight 93” will begin filming in early October and should be released in late spring 2006, Daily Variety said. afp