By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures
Paul Greengrass on set of The Bourne Supremacy
This is probably going to come as bad news for
some, but Paul Greengrass, the same guy who has been working his ass off
to pitch Watchmen
to various studios, has recently dropped all his current projects to helm
the Universal 9-11 film Flight 93.
Flight 93 Piloted by Greengrass
According to Variety,
Paul Greengrass has been offered a relatively low budget of $15 million
to create a 90-minute film that will feature the story to Flight 93 in real
time, with all details covered from take off to the crash in Pennsylvania.
Yes, Flight 93 was the flight that was brought down by its own passengers
while they attempted to recover the plane; they did so after hearing reports
through their cell phones that hijacked planes had already been rammed into
the World Trade Center Towers.
Even though the budget may seem a little low for a film such as this, Paul
Greengrass has no worries. Planning on shooting the film with various cameras,
including handheld, Greengrass wants to create the gritty feel as if we
were actually on board Flight 93. Greengrass has had experience with the
Flight 93 genre with films such as Bloody Sunday.
Now that Universal has picked up Greengrass to
do Flight 93, Oliver Stone once again faces competition from a similar story.
Stone is currently working with Nicolas Cage on a 9-11 film that will tell
the story from the ground, as Cage, a Port Authority cop, will be stuck
under the rubble of one of the Trade Center towers.
As of now, say goodbye to Watchmen, which is now on an extended