Scribe William Wisher (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Die Hard with a Vengeance”) will script and produce Fox’s “Escape of The Pacific Clipper” reports Variety.
A fact-based adventure, the story follows a ragtag crew of 11 ordered to get a Boeing B-314 aircraft, which had just dropped passengers in New Zealand when Pearl Harbor occurred, to Hong Kong.
When they arrive and discover that Hong Kong has been overrun by the Japanese, the crew is ordered by Pan Am chief Juan Trippe to fly a secret mission around the world.
The U.S. did not want the design to fall into the hands of the enemy. The secret mission soon becomes public, and the crew races against the Japanese and Nazis to make it home.