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'Easy A' Director Will Gluck to Helm True-Life Action Comedy 'Skyjack'

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June 13, 2012
Source: Deadline

Skyjack

In 1971, a man known as D.B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727, demanded $200,000 in ransom money, and parachuted off somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, never to be caught. In the years since he's become a minor folk hero, and if that isn't a story worth telling on film, I'm not sure what is. Deadline is reporting that Easy A director Will Gluck is producing and directing a film based on Geoffrey Gray's book Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper, with "In Treatment" writer Keith Bunin tackling a script. The book follows three different people claiming to be Cooper, which sounds a bit like the beginning of Catch Me If You Can.

This project sounds reminiscent of the Barefoot Bandit's escapades, which drew Hollywood's attention. Fox paid over a million dollars for the rights to his story, which included similar adventures including stealing cars, boats and even planes, and resulting in another celebrated folk hero. Danny McBride's Rough House Pictures also got in the mix, with a film directed by David Gordon Green in the works back in 2010. Since neither of these projects have happened yet, and with Gluck having some momentum and goodwill built up from Easy A and last year's Friends with Benefits, hopefully Skyjack can get off the ground instead and we'll be able to see these crazy real-life antics play out in movie form in the next couple of years. Interested?

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Interested just because Will Gluck seems to be a damn good director. Fired Up is a guilty pleasure of mine, so very funny.

HealthPoison on Jun 13, 2012

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