TMU Pictures is developing the action-adventure film War Birds, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Michael Chait wrote the original story and will produce and direct the screenplay written by Josh Staman and Bryan Binder. J. Todd Harris (Bottle Shock) and screenwriter Richard Jefferies (Tron Legacy), who will polish the script, are producing.
The film follows an Air Force veteran-turned-reckless airshow re-enactment pilot as he gets pulled into the underground culture of illegal, real-life aerial combat.
Shooting is scheduled for the summer in Michigan using all real airplanes and aerial sequences. Titanic cinematographer Russell Carpenter will serve as a visual consultant.