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MarketJune 21, 2011 ProducerMichael De Luca AgentCharlie Ferraro (UTA) ManagerAaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone (Kaplan/Perrone) ProductionKaplan/Perrone, Michael De Luca Productions
Snakes on a Plane, The Exorcist, The Last Exorcism, Airborne, United 93, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Quarantine 2, Flightplan
Present, Roughly 6 hour flight as well as scenes of the next few days following the flight.
A majority of the film, 70-80%, takes place aboard a commercial plane flying over the Atlantic. Bedroom and Massachusetts Airport most likely Logan International. Plane crashes over the Atlantic, a hospital room with a two-way mirror, an auditorium, and a church.
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CLAIRE PARNELL (50), a timid and reserved ex-teacher, packing her bags for an upcoming trip. JASON WORTH (34-37), a writer for The Herald, exits his car and heads towards an airport while on the phone with an unknown person. They discuss the reasons behind Jason's trip to London which appears to be a funeral service for a woman from his past. VALERIE BURNS (30), an independent single mother, is in the car with her MOTHER (unknown) and son, MAX (4). Valerie and her mother discuss how long she will be away and who will be looking after Max while she is away. CHARLES YORK (40), obnoxious British man, sits next to Claire. Valerie sees that Jason is writing an article. She makes a comment about the article which leads to a conversation between the two. While speaking with Claire, Charles notices that she is acting strange; her sentences start to become confusing as she expresses signs of physical discomfort. When her words become incoherent, Charles calls for help. Suddenly, Claire begins convulsing as if she is having a seizure. A flight attendant comes to help and Valerie follows. Claire jumps from her seat and begins running down the aisle at...
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