Skyjack is the real life story of a man using the alias of Dan Cooper, popularly known as D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a Boeing 727 back in 1971. Cooper extorted $200,000 in ransom money before parachuting off the airplane somewhere over the Pacific Northwest, never to be heard from again – even though the FBI keeps it as an open case.
Gluck is reportedly going to be pulling double duty as both director and producer. The script is an adaption of the novel Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper written by Geoffrey Gray, which reads like a pick your own ending tale with three possible suspects.
If production for Skyjack starts moving along, hopefully Gluck will be able to bank on his recent hits, Easy A and Friends With Benefits, to navigate the film into a Hollywood success story.
No word on casting yet but we’ll let you start speculating, who would you like to see as D.B. Cooper?