Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Project - "Air Force One Is Down"

Emilie confirmed on her twitter that she is in Luxembourg filming a tv mini-series called "Air Force One Is Down". Unfortunately I don't know much about this project. However Rachel Leigh from FanForum found an article about the series which I posted below. Watch out for spoilers! Emilie also confirmed on her twitter that her character is Francesca Romero. The mini-series will have 2 episodes.

Alistair Maclean’s highly charged novel is brought to life for a contemporary audience in this tense, international thriller.

Over a decade after the atrocities of the Yugoslav civil war, General Arkady Dragutin, a Serbian warlord wanted for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity, is finally captured by Irish UN Captain Fergus Markey.

Meanwhile, glamorous all-American reporter Francesca Romero is given the job of a lifetime aboard Air Force One as the US Secretary of State flies to Belgrade to help broker Serbia’s entry into NATO. But within hours a national emergency arises when the aircraft’s pilots lose control and they disappear from radar. Air Force One is down.

Back on the ground, Markey discovers support for Dragutin is still strong in Serbia when a local military unit in a hunt for the General’s faithful Lieutenant Miloz Petrovic betrays him. Markey flees for his life, pursued by the soldiers who are now under Petrovic’s orders, and goes to ground in the mansion of despondent British diplomat and former MI5 agent Sebastian Fanshawe.

The two reluctant companions escape Petrovic’s militia and are shocked when they happen upon Air Force One on a disused airfield and some of its passengers being escorted away by armed men. Momentarily, in America a phone call gives a two-hour deadline for the exchange of the Secretary of State for the imprisoned Dragutin.

Francesca Romero, who is in fact a Russian intelligence agent, escapes and teams up with Markey and Fanshawe. As they attempt to unveil Petrovic’s scheme a stealth bomber also goes missing and a message is issued threatening to bring death and terror to the very heart of Europe.

This exhilarating, fast-paced two part mini series sees unlikely allies formed in a quest to save one of history’s greatest cities, and the lives of millions.

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