Production Company: Bender-Spink
Studio: DreamWorks SKG
Cast: Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy
Crew: Wes Craven (director); Carl Ellsworth (writer)
From director Wes Craven (the Scream franchise) comes Red-Eye, a suspense thriller at 30,000 feet.
Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying.
Moments after takeoff, Lisa’s seatmate, Jackson (Cillian Murphy), menacingly reveals the real reason he’s on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman…and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her own father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson. Trapped within the confines of a jet at 30,000 feet, Lisa has nowhere to run and no way to summon help without endangering her father, her fellow passengers and her own life. As the miles tick by, Lisa knows she is running out of time as she desperately looks for a way to thwart her ruthless captor and stop a terrible murder.
Red-Eye is being produced by Chris Bender and Marianne Maddalena. The executive producers are Bonnie Curtis, Jim Lemley, JC Spink and Mason Novick. The screenplay was written by Carl Ellsworth from a story by Ellsworth and Daniel Foos. Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Mean Girls) and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Girl With a Pearl Earring) are starring in the film.
Film Fetish trivia:
Both director Wes Craven and writer Carl Ellsworth have cameos as airline passengers.
The airplane set was build on hydraulics so when turbulence was called for in the script, the set actually shook from side to side.
We have a publicity shot of Colby Donaldson (of Survivor fame) from Red Eye, however, he is not credited anywhere, as appearing in the film.
Fear Takes Flight
Trailers: Various Quicktime Trailers
Release Dates: AUGUST 19, 2005
Genre: THRILLER / SUSPENSE