Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
In recent years, Tom Hanks has played a couple real life heroes. From his titular role in Captain Phillips to his turn as one hell of a lawyer in Bridge of Spies, Hanks is the perfect everyman to bring these men to life. This year he adds one more to his career in Sully, the latest drama from Clint Eastwood, based on the real life story of heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who glided his plane along the Hudson River, saving the life of all those aboard.
But while everyone knows about his heroic efforts that saved everyone on board that plane, most don’t know about the pesky investigation that followed which created plenty of trouble for Sully in both his life and career. Get a taste of the aftermath of The Miracle on the Hudson in the new Sully trailer after the jump.
This is an IMAX trailer (and also kind of a featurette), so it prominently points out that the film was made with IMAX cameras instead of just being blown up to fill the giant screen. Here you’ll see some of the footage that was shot with IMAX’s new camera. As we learned earlier this year, Sully was shot almost entirely on this new camera, the very same that Anthony and Joe Russo will use to shoot the entirety of The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4. At the time, using that kind of camera power for a drama like this seemed unnecessary, but the footage does look outstanding.
As for the film as a story, it definitely shares parallels with Robert Zemeckis’ drama Flight starring Denzel Washington. The only difference is Sully is a guy who was hassled without any real probable cause. Unlike Washington’s flawed character, he hadn’t been drinking at the time of this mishap, and he didn’t deserve this kind of invasive investigation. But a board seemingly wanted to blame Sully for the crash that he saved the passengers from.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Sully,” starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
“Sully” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project is being produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
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