'Easy A' Director Looking To 'Skyjack'George Roush |
Studios are constantly going to novels to look for new and exciting properties to bring to the big screen. It's been that way for decades and isn't going to change anytime soon. Science fiction used to be the go-to medium for Hollywood, now it's vampires and smut fan fiction. But once in a while a pretty cool property manages to sneak its way through.
Deadline is reporting that 'Easy A' director Will Gluck is in talks to adapt 'Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper' for CBS Films. 'Skyjack' is based on the bestselling Geoffrey Gray novel about "D.B. Cooper, who on November 24, 1971, hijacked a Boeing 727, demanded $200,000 and parachutes, and jumped out over the Pacific Northwest. He was never caught and hailed as a folk hero. The book tracks his story from the perspectives of three different people claiming to be him."
This sounds like a pretty crazy heist and one that would make for a fun action-comedy to bring to the big screen. Now the big question is, who do you hire to play the three men? We're sure Chris Pine's name will be thrown around as well as some other hot, young Hollywood talent.
Sounds like a book worth checking out. Now when is 'Ready Player One' going to go into production? We need some fresh video game love on the big screen that doesn't start with 'Resident' and end in 'Evil.'