Well, you certainly can’t use this movie as evidence that Hollywood is running out of ideas. Directed by Jean-François Richet (“Assault on Precinct 13”) from a screenplay by Charles Cumming and J.P. Davis, “Plane” stars Gerard Butler as the embattled airline pilot forced to transport an alleged homicidal convict (Mike Colter) on his civilian aircraft. As you would expect, all hell breaks loose when the plane is forced down and attacked by a group of mercenaries/terrorists. And luckily for us all, the precise confluence of events take place that will allow Butler and Colter to team up for some gunfighting action in a premise ripped straight out of the ’80s heyday for B-movie action flicks.
After watching Idris Elba arm wrestle lions in last year’s “Beast” in another similarly straightforward movie, Gerard Butler fighting armed gunmen to protect his plane simply feels like the logical next step.
The rest of the cast is filled out by the likes of Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben-Victor, Remi Adeleke, Joey Slotnick, Evan Dane Taylor, Claro de los Reyes, and Tony Goldwyn. “Plane” is slated for a theatrical release on January 13, 2023.
In the white-knuckle action movie ‘PLANE,’ pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island — only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.