Amber, Forecast Setting Up Lockerbie Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Amber, Forecast to develop Jim Swire

Story will focus on Dr. Jim Swire, father of crash victim

Amber Entertainment and Forecast Pictures are developing a feature based on Dr. Jim Swire (pictured above), whose daughter perished in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Forecast’s Jean Charles Levy will collaborate with Amber’s Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman. Audrey O’Reilly has been tapped to write the screenplay.

Swire’s daughter Flora was among the 259 people killed on board the flight, including 189 Americans. The story will follow a father’s journey in search of the truth to honor the memory of his child.

Swire, an English doctor, was active in the UK Families Flight 103 action group seeking a public inquiry into the crash. Following probes by the FBI and the Scottish police, two Libyans were charged with the bombing but it took 13 years and UN sanctions on Libya to bring them to court. One, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was convicted of 270 counts of murder in 2001.

Swire said film’s team “has the skills, humanity and resources to create a film which will respect the depths of the many human tragedies involved, but also make us rejoice that love and the human spirit cannot in the end be overcome by evil.”

Amber and Forecast are not disclosing details about the project other than saying the movie is “not intended to make judgments; but to tell of Jim Swire’s integrity in his never ending demand for truth and justice.”

O’Reilly is represented by Mark Casarotto of Casarotto Ramsey and Associates.

Amber recently announced a partnership with Penguin Books U.K. to produce Marcus Blake’s action-adventure book and feature “Atlantis: Revelation” with Julian Fellowes exec producing. Amber is in post-production on “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, and “Molly Moon,” an adaptation of Georgia Byng’s fantasy novel.

Paris-based Forecast produced “The Tall Man” and “Lullaby for Pi.”

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  1. If these producers were credible that would be fine, but it is not clear that they have a track record to do anything in real terms. Im happy to be proved wrong..the story is far bigger than a story about one father a daughter and a plane….go beyond that and you might have something, stay there and it will only stratch the surface.

  2. allan says:

    Dear Sirs ask Boeing about the Cargo Midspan Latch opening in flight the United/Air India/TWA/Pan AM the parts of pan Am is in Farnbourgh UK & on NG chanel in the US if you look closely you will see the cargo door spilt in two at the midspan latch just like the united flight 811.

  3. John Hall says:

    What we really want is a film company with a strong willed investigative team or similar who will really reach into places where others have feared to tread and ask some of the important questions that have never been OPENLY asked before. They should also allow the gagged people like myself, who has never ever made a single penny out of this incident, but rather on the contrary spent twenty five years and thousands of my pounds trying to get my voice heard. Please don’t make it a feature that covers the same worn out allegations, accusations and innuendos because they have already cost one innocent life. What I want is fresh and independent investigations from the very beginning. I am not afraid admit if I am wrong, but not without a thorough investigation of the kind I have been asking for. Visit JOHN HALL RAISD in your UK Google slot.

  4. David Howard says:

    Lockerbie bombing – Google “the selective use of polygraphs”

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