He’s back and this time he’s a commercial PILOT, Brodie Torrance, on a mission to free his kidnapped passengers from an island militia with the help of a mysterious and extremely capable criminal…
Also it’s definitely Plane, not The Plane. This is definitely an article but there is no definite article in Plane (Schrödinger’s grammar?)
As in Greenland, Gerry is sensibly sticking with his actual Scottish-American accent rather than going full on American and accidentally slipping in a rolled rrrr at moments of high tension. And he has an impressive co-star in Mike Colter, whose character Louis Gaspare also gets the best lines (“but they say redemption can be found in the most unusual places”,) — unless you secretly love a tropey “I have a daughter and I have every intention of making it home!” which Torrance does and a hero who knows “my passengers, my responsibility”, which Torrance is, in which case Gerry is your man.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the white-knuckle action movie PLANE, pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare’s help, and will learn there’s more to Gaspare than meets the eye.
Check out the poster below, and scroll down for the trailer:
Last time I saw Gerard Butler on screen was 2021’s Copshop, which was great — and though I tried my hardest to get hold of a review screener for his summer 2022 straight-to-Sky outing Last Seen Alive, mysteriously they were unable to lay their hands on one for me. (I am now debating whether to spend £2.49 to rent it. Ha, you know I will.)
Plane is getting a cinema release though, coming out in UK cinemas on 27 January 2023. It’s directed by Jean-François Richet and stars Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, Paul Ben-Victor, Remi Adeleke, Joey Slotnick, Evan Dane Taylor and Claro de los Reyes.
Here’s the trailer: