Mark Hamill returns to screens next month with the UK release of British filmmaker Dominic Burns’ Airborne, a Twilight Zone-esque thriller that sees hell literally breaking loose at 30,000 feet when an ancient evil is unleashed on a Trans-Atlantic flight bound for New York. Joining the former Luke Skywalker in the cast of Airborne are Julian Glover (Games Of Thrones), Gemma Atkinson (Boogie Woogie), Simon Phillips (White Collar Hooligan), Alan Ford (Snatch) and Fiona Ryan (The Tudors), and the film is set to land in the UK on DVD on July 23rd.
Check out the synopsis, and take a look at the official trailer below…
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.
Meanwhile, on the ground, concerned aviation chiefs and the military have together authorised the launch of fighter jets to deal with what they believe could be a deadly hijack situation. But hijacking is soon proved to be the least of anybody’s worries when the owner of the vase recounts a myth surrounding its ancient origins.
Be sure to check out our interview with Dominic Burns – director Cut, How to Stop Being a Loser and next year’s Jean-Claude van Damme alien invasion flick U.F.O. – from last November, which you can read here.