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"I Am Legend" Director Investigates Futuristic Plane Crashes

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Chuck Palahniuk's book Fight Club was famously adapted into a total mindfuck of a film with heavy-handed satirical comments on America. His novel Survivor, which features a single passenger on a jet airplane dictating his life story into the plane's black box before slamming into the Australian Outback, was set to become the next Palaniuk novel to get the big screen treatment. That is until September 11th, 2001 happened.

That put any sort of plane crash scripts into a tailspin, although the project now appears to be back on track. Attached director Francis Lawrence has been spending the past several months directing the Will Smith meets Home Alone (really alone) epic I Am Legend. That film will be hitting screens soon, and Lawrence is moving on to adapting Survivor as his next film.

The book is set in the near future and is told in reverse order, counting backwards from the opening in chapter 47. Since the novel is told from the point of view of the main character Tender Branson, it means he's sitting alone in the cockpit of a plane, talking to himself. Francis Lawrence might just be planning on making a career out directing desperate loner films. After all, he also directed the adaptation/trainwreck Constantine, based on Alan Moore's comic book of the same name.


I Am Legend Director Developing Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor Movie Adaptation [/Film]

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