PLANE originated with an idea from Scottish novelist Charles Cumming, the esteemed author of the spy thrillers Box 88 and The Man Between, among others. Cumming initially envisioned the project as another novel, until producer Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures told Cumming his idea had the makings of a motion picture event. A lifelong film enthusiast, Cumming has a parallel career as a screenwriter and wrote several screenplay drafts for what became PLANE.
The idea, Cumming remembers, came to him during a family holiday in Egypt. “It was during the high tide of a campaign of terror and kidnappings. The story became a race against time to stop the kidnapping of passengers before the pilot could get the plane back up in the air.”
• This is Your Captain
• Plane Clothes
• Brace for Turbulence
• Theatrical Trailer