Universal Picks Up Air Force One Thriller BLACK BOX

Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim just sold a script called Black Box to Universal Pictures after a big bidding war among studios. 

According to THR, "the story is kicked into motion when Air Force One goes down over America. An investigator’s life is put in jeopardy when he discovers the plane's black box, which contradicts the official cause that the plane went down due to technical issues."

The movie is described as having the same kind of tone as Tony Scott's 1998 thriller Enemy of the State, and the 1975 Robert Redford political thriller Three Days of the Condor.

Guggenheim has sure been a successful screenwriter for being mediocre. He wrote Safe House which was an ok movie, and he wrote that terribly awful looking Nicolas Cage film Stolen. Hopefully Black Box turns out to be a better story.

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