Another Aviation Movie In The Works

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Hollywood's aviation films often prove disappointing to aviators -- though it might be argued that a bad flying film is still better than none -- and another one now in the works, starring Denzel Washington, provides a fresh chance to see if Hollywood can portray the life of a pilot in a way that rings true. Flight, which started production last October, tells the story of an airline pilot, played by Washington, who becomes a hero after coping with an in-flight emergency but then is revealed to have problems with drugs and alcohol. The director is Robert Zemeckis, who also directed Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, and Cast Away.

The movie started filming last October and is expected to be released late this year. Screenwriter John Gatins told MTV News the movie has an old-school, adult atmosphere. "It's an R-rated drama," he said. "It's like a movie from the '70s that the studios don't really make anymore." Others in the cast include John Goodman, Don Cheadle, and British actress Kelly Reilly. According to Wikipedia, Washington spent some time at Delta Air Lines in Atlanta to train for the film.