Departure Movie

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Departure movie is currently in Development

August 13, 2017 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Chad Hartigan is on-board to direct the film.

Who's Involved:

Billy Ray, Nathan Kahane, James 'Jim' Whitaker, Joe Drake, Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Departure Plot: What's the story?

A brilliant Miami-based FAA investigator is obsessed with learning how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to occur with increasing frequency in the skies over Miami, the investigation becomes personal when the employee’s beloved wife is on one of the planes affected.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Departure?

  1. Based on the book "Ghosts of the Air" by Martin Caidin, which documents real accounts from pilots who have experienced flight anomalies.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Departure?

A look at the Departure behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Babak Anvari last directed Wounds and Under the Shadow. The film's writer Billy Ray last wrote Richard Jewell and Terminator: Dark Fate.


Babak Anvari


Billy Ray
Lucan Toh
James 'Jim' Whitaker

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Production Timeline: When did the Departure come together?

On or about August 13, 2017 • The film was in Development status.

Chad Hartigan is on-board to direct the film.

On or about May 16, 2013 • The film was in Announced status.

Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray will helm the film from his own script.

Departure Release Date: When is it coming out?

Departure is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States

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