Taken: The Untold Story of Flight 370

So this is the working title so far, and a rough sketch of the plot:
=============== Taken: The Untold Story of Flight 370
In a world on the edge of World War 3, turned upside down by the war on terror, geo-political collapse and global economic instability, two agents of China's Kong Jin (air police) are in a race against time as they try to find out who has taken control of their plane - and what they intend to do with 225 passengers, crew, and even the plane itself.
60 year old retired Senior Colonel ROCAF (People's liberation Army Airforce) Zhang Yong (Jackie Chan) is on his last flight as a Chinese Air Marshall, about to certify is protege 25 year old Wang Xiu Lan (Zhang Yuqi) as a fully qualified Kong Jin.
But what they think will be an uneventful red-eye from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing will turn into a nightmare from which they may not return.
================ There's a couple of different plot angles here, but the main story is that the Pilot and CoPilot are smuggling 500 lbs of cocaine into China but begin to suspect they are plotting to double-cross each other and walk away with the $25 million payoff.
So they each hatch a different plan to "neutralize" the other, with both of them not knowing there was a third player in the mix.
First draft of the screen play in about 2 weeks.
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No, that's too serious.
I would develop the story line along a "The Three Stooges Meet Malaysia Airlines" theme, with Moe, Larry and Curly all trying to walk through the cabin door into the cockpit at the same time at least 3 or 4 times during the movie.
You could have Moe swing the flight manual at the captain and hit Larry instead, and Larry retaliating by poking Moe in the eyes, but Moe ducking and Larry poking Curly in the eyes instead. Then there'd be a close up of the captain with a "WTF?" expression on his face.
And it wouldn't be funny without Curly in the cockpit getting his head stuck in the cabin door and pulling furiously for several minutes to free his head before realizing that it's a push-to-open door.
Or, a "Muppets do Malaysia Airlines" theme would probably work too.
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On 3/15/2014 11:25 PM, nestork wrote:

"Kermie, does this stewardess uninform make me look fat?" "Well, Piggy....." HIII---YAAAHHH---- [sounds of breaking] "piggy, dear, you broke both transponders!" "That's not all, frog. Wait till I get through with the control yoke!" "Piggy, dear, we're diving....."
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if it's still above ground somewhere,
we haven't heard a peep from 200+ cell phones?
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Home Guy wrote:

Ok, here's the main plot:
A small hi-tech and super-secret US military contractor has developed a composite nano-material that can make anything that it's made out of invisible to radar by bending EM waves through the material. This is a first step in making objects invisible in the visible light spectrum for other defense and Darpa projects.
The contractor delivers a shipment under armed convoy to Boeing for use in a new generation prototype steath drone, but a Russian agent working at Boeing manages to make a production switch so that the secret material is used instead during the manufacture of a particular Boeing 777 airliner that is eventually delivered to -> Malaysia Airlines.
Fast forward 6 months and a pair of Russian agents intend to hijack flight MH370 and fly it to Kazakhstan where it will be refuled and fly onward to Russia. The Russians fabricate a drug deal for the Malaysian Airlines pilots to participate in, and plant enough evidence for Malaysian investigators to discover and pin the blame for the loss of the plane on a drug deal gone bad, with the plane believed to be lost somewhere at the bottom of the Indian ocean.
The US discovers that the plane is made from the top-secret composite material that will make it practically impossible for conventional weapons to destroy, but they doesn't know how much of it was used on the plane. They send the US forces on a mission to seek and destroy the plane to keep it out of Russian hands. Our heros (Chinese Air Police Zhang Yong and Wang Xiu Lan) must deal with rogue Malaysian Airlines pilots, two Russian special forces commandos, and a prototype USAF F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operating from Carrier Strike Group Three in the Indian Ocean.
Can Yong and Xiu Lan out smart, outlast and outmaneuver their foes - and save themselves and the passengers by gaining control of the plane and landing it safely?
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There's a couple of different plot angles here, but the main story is that the Pilot and CoPilot are smuggling 500 lbs of cocaine into China but begin to suspect they are plotting to double-cross each other and walk away with the $25 million payoff. Right before take off, each was told by his "handler" that the other had been promised an extra million to kill him -- saving the cartel $24 million.
So they each hatch a different plan to "neutralize" the other, with both of them not knowing there was a third player in the mix. The Captain had smuggled onto the plane a short acting herbal sedative, which would render the copilot unconscious for about four hours, well long enough to land, and see to the death of the copilot. The copilot had brought on board ancient striking weapon called a Wa Fook.
Ok, here's the main plot:
A small hi-tech and super-secret US military contractor has developed a composite nano-material that can make certain metals invisible to radar by bending EM waves through the material. Fortunately, the aluminum and titanium alloy of the air plane shell is one such metal, but the titanium and berellium turbo jet blades are not as affected.
This is a first step in making objects invisible in the visible light spectrum for other defense and Darpa projects.
The contractor delivers a shipment under armed convoy to Boeing's Tokyo terminal for use in a new generation prototype steath drone, but a Russian agent working at Boeing manages to make a production switch so that the secret material is used instead during the manufacture of a particular Boeing 777 airliner that is eventually delivered to -> Malaysia Airlines.
Fast forward 6 months and a pair of Russian agents intend to hijack flight MH370 and fly it to Kazakhstan where it will be refuled and fly onward to Russia. The Russians fabricate a drug deal for the Malaysian Air- lines pilots to participate in, and plant enough evidence for Malaysian investigators to discover and pin the blame for the loss of the plane on a drug deal gone bad, with the plane believed to be lost somewhere at the bottom of the Indian ocean.
The US discovers that the plane is made from the top- secret composite bullet and missile resistant material that will make it practically impossible for conventional weapons to destroy, but they doesn't know how much of it was used on the plane. There may be parts of the plane which are made of conventional material, and this is vital to know. They send the US forces on a mission to seek and destroy the plane to keep it out of Russian hands. US fighter jets are scrambled, and attempt to make radio contact with the composite material plane. Failing radio contact, the US military commands them to shoot it down. Forward tracer rounds from the fighters bounce off the fuselage and wings, thus confirming this is the composite plane that they are seeking.
Our heros (Chinese Air Police Zhang Yong and Wang Xiu Lan) must deal with rogue Malaysian Airlines pilots, two Russian special forces commandos, and a prototype USAF F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operating from Carrier Strike Group Three in the Indian Ocean.
The Pilot and Copilot become aware of the military strike on the composite plane, when the F-16 pilots warn them. And then, they can hear the gunfire hitting the composite material. After several minutes, the F-16 peel off, and the pilot continues to fly. Two minutes later, the airliner changes course, turns about 60 degrees. The F-16 refuel and return to follow the plane, but find it missing.
Can Yong and Xiu Lan out smart, outlast and outmaneuver their foes - and save themselves and the passengers by gaining control of the plane and landing it safely?
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Iran has a nuke bomb and needs a delivery vehicle so they steal the airliner, and get it to iran, where the nuke will be installed and the airliners transponder will be re programed.
Iran happily starts WW3 when Israel has been bombed.
this ignites world war 3........
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On 3/16/2014 5:56 PM, bob haller wrote:

And everyone standing around blaming everyone else?
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On 3/15/14 8:47 PM, Home Guy wrote:

Cut rest.
A book written about four years ago has a rough outline of a hijacking involving part of the crew. Bolt Action is the name of it. Article here: http://tinyurl.com/poxmf24 (UK Telegraph)
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