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Kinberg takes to Col’s ‘Air’ for Wonderland

Scribe working from pitch by Coveny, McG, Savage

HOLLYWOOD — Columbia Pictures is doing barrel rolls over scribe Simon Kinberg, who’s been hired to pen the actioner “Air Show” for Wonderland.

Wonderland principals McG and co-pilot Stephanie Savage have found their navigator in Kinberg, who is working from an original pitch by John Coveny, McG and Stephanie Savage.

“We grew up at a time when big movies were the good movies,” said Savage.

“We want to bring that time back,” added McG. “We want to satisfy on all levels — action, comedy, heart and romance. It’s ‘Top Gun’ by way of ‘Die Hard’ with Han Solo and Princess Leia fighting, flirting and flying their way to the top.”

Pic follows a disaster at the world’s largest airshow in Chicago, which is attacked by terrorists. With death on the altimeter, it’s up to a down-at-the-heels Navy pilot and a high-strung rookie female Blue Angel to end the standoff.

McG is also helming the Red Wagon-produced “Dreadnaught” for Columbia Pictures, and the sequel to his 2000 actioner “Charlie’s Angels.”

Kinberg, who also has a blind TV deal via Warner Bros. and Jerry Bruckheimer has several features in development elsewhere, including “Gargoyles” at Disney, with producer Tom Jacobson, and “Heist” at Hyde Park, with producer David Hoberman.

Kinberg is repped by CAA and managed by Circle of Confusion, McG by Endeavor and 3 Arts.

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