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The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:11 am

Has anyone seen the movie trailer for "Flightplan" (2005)?

It's a new supernatural thriller starring Jodie Foster. Anyway, the A380 plays a pretty prominent role in this movie--from the trailer, it seems like the entire film takes place on an A380 jumbo.

I've been searching around for an online version of the trailer, but I have yet to be successful. (I saw it in theaters.)

I just thought I'd give you guys the heads-up.
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:16 am

I expect Hollywood's usual accuracy and attention to detail.  Yeah sure

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:30 am

Quoting SFOintern (Thread starter):
Anyway, the A380 plays a pretty prominent role in this movie--from the trailer, it seems like the entire film takes place on an A380 jumbo.

More likely just an A388 set. If your producing a movie, which sounds more attractive: making some fake overhead bins in a warehouse, or paying for weeks of screening in an aircraft with zero available time?

CG's the exterior would be zero trouble these days...
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:38 am

Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art E-474 aircraft

Found at

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&id=1808649304&cf=info&intl=us
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:29 am

Sounds like a simple remake (with dramatic effect and placement in the 21st Century) of the 1979 movie, "The Lady Vanishes" (with then-young Cybill Shephard and Angela Lansbury).

Granted, some changes for aviation instead of trains, and kids instead of wartime spies, but still - it sounds from the synopsis as though it is along very similar lines.

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:41 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2):

More likely just an A388 set. If your producing a movie, which sounds more attractive: making some fake overhead bins in a warehouse, or paying for weeks of screening in an aircraft with zero available time?

CG's the exterior would be zero trouble these days...

Well, of course, man. That's the magic of moviemaking!
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:45 pm

Found some pictures from "Flightplan."

http://www.jodiefoster.nu/archive/images/news_bg10.jpg
http://www.jodiefoster.nu/archive/images/news_bg11.jpg

Also, check out the little blurb about the movie on this page:
http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1495146/12222004/story.jhtml

"Sean Bean, coming off "Troy" and "National Treasure," has three movies due in 2005, including "The Island" with Ewan McGregor and "Flightplan" with Jodie Foster. "I play the pilot and it's based on these big massive air busses that are coming out that carry like 600 people," Bean said of the latter. 'It all takes place on the plane and it's very gripping.'"
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:47 pm

The only Hollywood movie regarding the A380 I know off is this one...
http://gablind.com/ftfd/A380Video.wmv
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:55 pm

Hey, maybe they could have it crash in the ocean and sink. But, the passengers are alright because the cabin doesn't fill with water. Then Navy divers can attach ballons to the plane on the bottom of the ocean and raise it to the surface and rescue the passengers and crew.

And they lived happily ever after.

They could call it "Airplane-06".

Cut! Sorry I think they already did that one.

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:59 pm

I saw the trailer tonight and Foster plays someone who "helped design" the aircraft. As noted above most of the movie takes place in the aircraft, on all three decks as the show in the movie (to include lower/cargo)

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:51 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 3):
state-of-the-art E-474 aircraft

Oh good god...they could have been just a little bit more creative, don't you think?
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:30 am

Does Leslie Nielsen play a doctor in this one too?


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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:44 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 7):
The only Hollywood movie regarding the A380 I know off is this one...

Someone did some funny production work on that flick. I'd give it an A for effort. The producer was clearly not biased against the A380 on bit...not!
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:00 am

Good for Airbus, the A380 will appear on the big screen even before the plane flying.
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:38 am

Just to let you know. The main location for filming hollywood "airplane" movies is at Air Hollywood in San Fernando, CA. They have a qiant 200ft mock airport terminal and a widebody cabin and narrowbody cabin with a giant storage building filled with seats, signs and anything else you can imagine. I picked up a few surplus econ seats there last December,
here's the website, its worth a visit.
http://www.airhollywood.com/
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:54 am

I haven't found a trailer yet where have you guys seen the trailer?
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:05 am

Touchstone Pictures says the trailer won't premier until 4/25. (outside of theaters of course)

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:42 am

We discussed this last week. In the movie, it is referred to an an A374 according to someone who saw a test showing. We also determined the interior looked like a 777. AICN also had two reviews. Catch the link in the old thread.
New Jodie Foster Movie Set Aboard A380? (by GoCOgo Apr 15 2005 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:52 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8):



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 7):
The only Hollywood movie regarding the A380 I know off is this one...

I love the clips from A Night to Remember
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:22 pm

What about "Airplane III!?"  Smile
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:16 am

I am not sure if anybody found the trailer before, but here it is:
http://movies.msn.com/movies/onlyonmsn?

(click on Jodie)

[Edited 2005-04-29 01:51:42]
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:37 am

I can't wait to see the flight attendants searching the cargo bays... I always love it when the captain asks me to do that on our planes... OH WAIT, that's never happened!

Gotta love Hollywood playing with aviation... not a pretty combination!

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:42 am

another bad hollywood airplane movie?

looks like i picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:46 am

Quoting FA4UA (Reply 21):
Gotta love Hollywood playing with aviation... not a pretty combination!

every time someone says this it makes me think of...

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:51 am

Will Bruce Willis be popping out of manhole covers on the runway again ??
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Tue May 03, 2005 11:40 am

i saw the trailer of that movie starring Jodie Foster when i was watching The Interpreter... the story is like this: she's taking her daughter to JFK or something along with her dead husband in a coffin... she helped designed the plane or something... so, at fl37, she discovered her daugther is missing n she went nuts... noone seen her daughter but she insists she's there.. then the FA said the kid's seat is empty all along n then the captain said the coroner office said her kid died 6 days ago.. she went even crazier n she sneaked into some 'exotic' places in a plane....n there's explosion n things like that....
it showed the plane took off n its a double decker with 4 engines... the first few seconds i was impressed n then i almost burst out laughing when the whole event (in the trailer that is)unfold....
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Tue May 03, 2005 11:52 am

O.K., who plays the guitar-playing nun this time?
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Tue May 03, 2005 1:48 pm

 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Tue May 03, 2005 2:44 pm

I was hoping for "AIRPORT 05"..... Is George Kennedy even still alive to play Petroni?
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Tue May 03, 2005 3:05 pm

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 22):
another bad hollywood airplane movie?

looks like i picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

LoL. I think Airplane is probably the most accurate and best aeronautical movie out there.  bouncy 

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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun May 08, 2005 1:30 am

I don't know if this show was aired in other countries, but for people in America, do you guys remember the who The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best with Richard Branson. It was like the Apprentice except in different countries he took them to using his A340. It was funny because they would always get on an A340 but then they would show a 747 actually taking off.
 
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RE: The A380 Lands A Role In A Hollywood Picture

Sun May 08, 2005 1:52 pm

No surprise about this; the 747 was a media darling in its early years with notable starring roles in 2 of the 'Airport' movies and being featured in TV shows like the gadget-laden, witty dialogue-challenged 1972-73 NBC series, "Search", where Hugh O'Brien's agent character chartered a 747 for just himself. With the spotlight now on the A380, producers will exploit its notoriety and jump on the bandwagon to get it featured in many projects. The novelty of its large size, as with the 747 in the 1970s, is a magnet for such attention. Too bad, the late disaster-movie producer Irwin Allen of "Poseidon Adventure" and "Towering Inferno" fame didn't have the A380 at his disposal during that era; one can only wonder what over-the-top high concept he would have come up with. I can picture one of his typical aging, ex-A list cast scrambling for grip in a hypothetical out of control A380 rocking wildly back and forth like the Seaview sub in his old "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" series. It would certainly have topped those 'Airport' pictures for sheer audacity, let me tell you! Anyway, look for the A380's size to make it THE predominant airliner of the TV and motion picture world for the next few years, at least. The 787 and A350, although newer and much talked about, just don't have the same pizazz factor that the A380 generates with its sheer presense.

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