Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 June 2014
John Cusack Picks Up Dragon Blade
With Adrien Brody in Jackie Chan's latest
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Butler (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Paperboy (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Raven (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

John Cusack Enters Airspace
Roger Avary up to direct

01 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Dear John Cusack… We realise the American Film Market is on right now and that producers want to sign big names like you to their films. But when you insist on joining not one, not two but three movies in the same week, could you not at least organise some sort of Cusackapalooza and announce them all at once? No? Oh, Okay. Today, then, comes breathless with the news that the actor will take the lead in Airspace.

The aerial action thriller has another notable name, Roger Avary, set to direct a tale of a workaholic charter pilot (Cusack) flying home to his family.

When he discovers a mysterious briefcase in his cockpit, he realises something might be up, and not just in terms of the laws of physics. But things take a turn for the hairy when a MiG fighter jet starts to target his plane and he enters the (wait for it) danger zone. That last bit officially still needs to be said in the style of secret agent Sterling Archer.

Briana Hartman wrote the script after working up the idea with Michael B Chait. Avary is involved with the film already, as he’s been applying his Oscar-winning talents to a re-write. 

That’s not the only Avary-attached project announced at the AFM. Panorama Media and Samuel Hadida put out the news that he’ll write and direct an adaptation of cherished gaming classic Castle Wolfenstein.

The plot will follow a young US Army captain and a British special agent infiltrating the titular stronghold to derail Hitler’s plan for a new super weapon. There, they discover the SS Paranormal Division and must battle their way through horrific Nazi nasties.

“I’ve been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career,” Avary says in a statement. “I have always thought Wolfenstein, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience, which is why I introduced it to Samuel”. This could be an awesome melding of filmmaker and subject…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Michael Fassbender Will Be A Genius
Colin Firth will edit him
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)