Moore aboard ‘Phoenix’

Helmer lines up next gig

Twentieth Century Fox is in talks with helmer John Moore (“Behind Enemy Lines”) to remake of the 1965 thriller “The Flight of the Phoenix.”

Fox is aiming for a possible summer start for “Phoenix” with a script by Scott Frank (“Out of Sight”). William Aldrich and Davis Entertainment chief John Davis are on board to produce.

Aldrich is the son of the late Robert Aldrich, who directed and produced the original pic in association with his company, Aldrich & Associates.

The original film, adapted from Elleston Trevor’s novel, revolved around a plane crash in a North African sandstorm and the efforts of the crew to build a plane from the wreckage. The cast included Jimmy Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch and Ian Bannen, who earned a best supporting actor Oscar nomination.

Fox originally distributed the film and negotiated the remake deal with the Aldrich estate, which co-owned the rights (Daily Variety, July 10, 1997).

“Behind Enemy Lines” has grossed nearly $59 million domestically for Fox. The Davis-produced pic was moved forward from Jan. 18 to Nov. 30 after receiving high scores from test auds.

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