Mark Hamill will return to the big screen in AIRBOURNE

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
March 5th, 2011

Mark Hamill

Alright, kids, it's history lesson time.

Remember STAR WARS? The film where dudes in beige fought robots with their space powers and lightbulb swords? Well, that film starred a young actor who later became the voice of your favorite Batman villain, The Joker. No it's not Heath Ledger, it's none other than Mark Hamill! Too young to remember who Mark Hamill is? Kill yourself.

According to an exclusive report from HeyUGuys, Mark Hamill will be returning to the big screen in a British horror film titled AIRBOURNE. More details on the film after the jump...unless you don't know who Mark Hamill is, then you can go away forever.

HeyUGuys visited the set of AIRBOURNE recently to get some behind-the-scenes details on the film. The film stars Julian Glover (not Danny Glover) and Gemma Atkinson, along with Mark Hamill. AIRBOURNE follows the story of a flight from London to New York that gets disrupted when the passengers begin to turn on each other. No word yet on what role Mark Hamill will be playing in the film, but it'd be his first large film role in years which is enough to get me excited.

Here's what directer Dominic Burns had to say about woring with Hamill:

"When you work with people you’ve looked up to your whole life it’s a very nerve-racking experience because they might destroy your hopes and dreams of what they may be like. Mark is the complete opposite of that, he is everything you want him to be, and more. He’s one of the nicest guys, an incredible actor, he’s passionate about what he’s doing. He’s everything you hope he would be. For me, it’s a genuine dream come true to work with him, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with him."

To be honest, the films sounds like SNAKES ON A PLANE minus the snakes...maybe it sounds more like LOST minus the crash...actually it's more like CON-AIR minus the airplane stuff. I don't know the difference between any movie or show in which a plane is a central plot point. But hopefully this film stands out from the rest and gives Hamill the on-screen return we've all been waiting for. If not, there's always room for his voice in the animated world.

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  • Jertown

    I loved that first paragraph, well done Sean!

  • Tansy Blue

    Nice Sean.! Thanks. Hamill is also starring in the Sushi Girl movie. I’m also adding that one to my ‘must see’ list!

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