Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3724 times:
I'm not just an aviation geek, but, to some extent, movies also catch my interest. And so I thought I'd share this news from www.upcomingmovies.com.
Now, before anyone expects a John J Nance adaptation, "Airport 17: The story of 09/11" or anything: No, this isn't focused on flying or catastrophes.... One hint: The title of the movie is currently "Terminal"
Remember the guy who got stuck in Paris CDG for 11 whole years because of lost documentation, not allowed to leave the terminal building for the entire duration? (See this thread for more info) Well, that's what this upcoming movie is going to be based on. Tom Hanks plays the guy, and the story gets Hollywoodized (i.e. apparently it is supposed to become a love story - with the love interest being, naturally, a stewardess - and somehow I doubt it'll be about an Iranian refugee. Tom Hanks does not look particularly Iranian to me).
Anyway, look here for more info about the movie...
Now I wonder whether the poor guy whose life this is (very vaguely) based on is going to get a single dime of the revenue...
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 3670 times:
yeah i remember seeing the guy on skynews a while ago, poor guy, all he gets is what people give him, none the less, id kill to live at an airport all my life lol-lucky bugger-and get paid for it as he does, though i doubt he has anywhere to stack his herpa models lol