I was reading an old Newsweek article yesterday that was asking the question: are we ready yet? Are we ready to see 9/11 adapted to film? There are currently four films in the works and one untitled film by Oliver Stone starring Nicholas Cage that’s being filmed in New York where the 2001 attacks occured. This is still a sensitive subject.
There was one film made for TV that featured Flight 93, the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field because the crew fought back. I can understand seeing something like that on TV (although I didn’t) but to go to the theatre to watch this? I’d have to take a pass. It’s still a sensitive subject to me and memorable.
The victims have given approval for the April release of Flight 93, and the other producers/directors of other 9/11 projects have all promised to be sensitive while filming but are you ready to watch this on film? I guess we’ll see because Universal Studio’s Flight 93 opens this weekend. Honestly, I don’t think there will ever be a good time but Hollywood loves stories like this that are “based on a true story.” Will it be all factual? Or Hollywood’s version of the 2001 attacks? I’ll have to take a pass.
Must mention that Universal is donating 10% of the proceeds to the 9/11 victims.