Just about everyone has heard about US Airways 1549, the Airbus A320 that did a water landing in the Hudson River in January 2009 after it had multiple bird strikes leading to a double engine failure. The flight is often referred to as “the miracle on the Hudson,” and the flight’s captain, Sully Sullenberger, is often referred to as a hero for his performance that day.
The captain received a lot of media attention following that incident, and a while back I had heard that they were going to make a movie about him. As an aviation geek, I was of course intrigued.
Well, the official trailer for the movie has now been released, and the movie will be in theaters on September 9, 2016. It’s a film by Clint Eastwood, and Sully is played by Tom Hanks, which seems like great casting.
Here’s the trailer:
I can’t wait to see the movie, because clearly there was a lot going on behind the scenes that we weren’t really aware of. Given that this is a big name Hollywood movie, I suspect it’ll be more like a Hollywood drama than a straight documentary, but I think that’s to be expected.
Based on the trailer, my first impression is that I’m impressed by the accurate plane cabins at least. Most movies that involve airplanes use cabins that in no way reflect the interiors of the planes shown. In the case of this movie, they seem to use actual US Airways interiors for the movie.
Do you plan on watching the Sully movie once it’s out?