Paul Greengrass’s new survival thriller is rumored to have a chilling yet exciting plot, bound to retain your interests. Titled as, ‘Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 421’, the upcoming feature film is an adaptation of T. J. Newman with the same name and will focus on an engineer and his daughter who try to stay alive after their plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean almost immediately after takeoff. Being taken up under The Story Factory and Warner Bros. Pictures, the upcoming film will have Paul Greengrass as both its director and writer.
Paul Greengrass is a producer/ director and writer who is primarily known for his action themed films. Some of his popular works include, ‘Bourne’ film franchise, ‘Captain Phillips’ an action thriller, ‘United 93’ which premiered in 2006 and ‘Green Zone’ a book adaptation. His most recent release is a western film titled as, ‘News of the World’ starring Helena Zengel and Tom Hanks. The producers for ‘Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 421’ are Shane Salerno, Greg Goodman, T. J. Newman and Amy Lord. Shane Salerno is the founder of The Story Factory and its present Chief Creative Officer. He is primarily known an a screenwriter and his works include, ‘Salinger’ which premiered in 2013 and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ (the second film in the franchise’, to name a few. Gregory Goodman is a known producer and has worked with Paul Greengrass on several of his works such as. ‘News of the World’ and ‘Jason Bourne’. T. J. Newman is primarily known as an author and some of her works besides ‘Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 421’ include ‘Falling: A Novel’ which premiered in 2021. Amy Lord is an emerging producer.
Plot of ‘Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 421’
The film begins with Flight 1421 crashing into the Pacific Ocean just minutes after takeoff. The last minute escape ends in a disaster as an engine explodes and the plane consequentially gets flooded. As the plane sinks to the bottom only twelve passengers remain trapped inside. Two among the survivors are engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon who are now waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives. Though an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent, Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife is on the way, Will must find a way to rescue the passengers along with his daughter from the sealed airplane before it falls off the edge of an undersea cliff as there’s not much time and there’s even less air.
‘Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 421’ will potentially feature a heart-stopping suspense immersed in emotions. This upcoming film is about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them even if it means that the odds are drastically not in their favor.