There is a new action-adventure film being developed over at TMU Pictures called War Birds. This movie sounds extremely interesting and could be a very cool film. From the little bit of story detail we have to go off, it sounds like Fast & the Furious with airplanes.
War Birds is about Air Force veteran-turned-reckless airshow re-enactment pilot as he gets pulled into the underground culture of illegal, real-life aerial combat.
Shooting is scheduled for the summer in Michigan using all real airplanes and aerial sequences, including authentic P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings, F4U Corsairs and a B-17 Flying Fortress as well as modern military helicopters and jets.
The original story was written by Michael Chait and he will produce and direct, the screenplay written by Josh Staman and Bryan Binder. J. Todd Harris (Bottle Shock) and screenwriter Richard Jefferies (Tron: Legacy), who will polish the script. Titanic cinematographer Russell Carpenter will serve as a visual consultant.
I love big, exciting, action-adventure movies, especially when they are shot live, in camera. Growing up the son of an artist and a pilot, I’ve always worked the drama and production value of aviation into my movies. That’s still the best way to truly immerse an an audience in the experience.