It is with great joy that we announce the rare return of Mark Hamill in front of the cameras to join the cast of the Twilight Zone-esque thriller – Airborne – coming out on DVD from Chelsea Films on 30th July.
This is Hamill’s first ever starring role in a British film and he’s chosen a wickedly enjoyable high-altitude thriller in the fine tradition of such films as “Executive Decision”, “Passenger 57”, “Red Eye” mixed in with a good dose of “Snakes on a Plane”.
As a severe storm front rapidly closes in on the UK, all flights out of East Midlands airport are cancelled – all save Atlantic Sky Airways Flight 686, bound for New York. Shortly after take-off, several passengers become concerned when one of their number inexplicably goes missing. Their anxieties are further increased when it becomes apparent that the flight has veered off course and it is revealed that the plane is carrying an interesting item of cargo: a rare and extremely valuable ancient Chinese vase. The assumption is that terrorists are responsible, but nobody on board is showing their hand – for now. With tensions rising amongst the passengers and crew, violence soon breaks out, forcing those behind the deadly plot to expose their identities.