Walker to adapt own article about cargo pilots
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired rights to “Anything, Anywhere, Anytime,” an article in the March edition of Men’s Vogue about daredevil cargo pilots.
Michael Walker, who wrote the article, will pen the script. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Prods. will produce.
Studio’s intention is to use these cargo pilots — called “freight dogs” — as the centerpiece for an action thriller. Real freight dogs, whose job is sometimes dangerous, haul everything from exotic animals and cars to videogames all over the world.
“Freight dogs are the last link to the globetrotting, hell-for-leather pilots Tom Wolfe wrote about in ‘The Right Stuff,’ except that instead of fighter jets they pilot old 747s filled with ‘Grand Theft Auto’ CDs or Formula One racecars,” Walker said.
Walker previously wrote the book “Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood.”