Flights of Angles Productions
News Release August 30, 2000
SWAMP GHOST is a major motion picture project using the wreck of a
World War II American bomber as the peg on which is hung a story that travels
back to the burgeoning war with Japan in 1942. The film, staring Patrick Swayze
centers in 1972, the time of the plane's discovery in a remote swamp in Papua
New Guinea [PNG].
"This B-17E enshrines
the untold story of heroic hardship and sacrifice made by a couple of American
kids-next-door." say Gerdner Compton, Producer. "This is a story, like
the ship these kids flew, that has remainded hidden under veils of fog, until
one freak day of clarity in 1972, the fog is lifted to reveal the plane and the
story of her past."
"We intend to shoot up to 60% of the film
in PNG.", says Compton. "Camera department particularly we had heard,
presents excellent crewing. Obviously we will be doing some 'plates' on a few
of the swamp ghost sequences, in considerations for the saftey of some of the
Jerry Price, Principle and Chief of recovery and restoration on the project
says that "The film's story incorporates a spectacular recovery of the
B-17E from the swamp itself. The film will also use some, if not all of her
restoration. Although we are in early negotiations with the government of
PNG, our intent is that the restored War Bird, while being used highly in
the film's promotion and release, will remain the property of the government
of Papua New Guinea to be enjoyed as a national treasure."