William Wisher (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) has been set by 20th Century Fox to write and produce Escape of The Pacific Clipper, says Variety.
The film is a fact-based adventure about a race to get a Boeing B-314 back from New Zealand after the attack on Pearl Harbor in WWII.
Wisher did uncredited writing work for Fox on Die Hard with a Vengeance and Live Free or Die Hard and he is an executive producer on the latter. He most recently scripted Pilgrim, a contemporary Middle East espionage drama, which John Moore will direct for Endgame.
In “Pacific Clipper,” a ragtag crew of 11 is ordered to take the 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.