Pan Am 103 – Lockerbie bombing to be a movie

The New Zealand director behind the movie “Whale Rider” is at work on a new movie:

Hollywood to re-tell Lockerbie bombing
The story of the Lockerbie bombing is to be made into a Hollywood film.
Kiwi director Niki Caro – whose previous films include the critically-acclaimed Whale Rider – is behind the project.

All 259 people on board Pan Am flight 103 died when it exploded over a Scottish town in 1988.

Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was convicted of their murders and that of 11 Lockerbie residents in 2001.

Caro has started work on the script, an adaptation of the memoir The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The book, published last year, tells the story of author Ken Dornstein’s brother David, who died in the tragedy.

The film will be set in the present with the use of flashbacks.

The director told the Hollywood Reporter: “It looks at the emotional consequences of terrorism, but not in a political way.”

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