26 May 2016
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Iran, US to coproduce film on 1988 US attack on flight 655
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TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran's Nader Talebzadeh and American Paxton Winters plan to jointly make a movie titled 'Airbus' on US 1988 attack on Iranian passenger plane.
"We had negotiated over the issue which has been postponed to another meeting. The film will be made if the financial problem is resolved," said Director of Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) Shafi Aqa Mohammadian.
He said the scenario of the film is very remarkable and has been welcomed by foreign directors.
Iran’s Visual Media Institute (VMI) had already planned to produce the movie which is about the Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655)and shot down by the U.S.S. Vincennes over the Persian Gulf on July 3, 1988. However, it was replaced by Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC).
The film starts Sean Ali Stone and Val Kilmer. The Iranian actress and screenwriter Mina Masoumi and the American documentarian and telefilm producer Scott J.T. Frank jointly wrote this cinematic project’s script.
The story is about Iran’s civilian jet airliner that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on the way of Bandar Abbas to Dubai over the Persian Gulf on July 3, 1988.
While the incident led to death of 290 passengers with various nations including 66 children, it was named one of the deadliest disasters in aviation history.
The US government has refused to apologize for the incident, claiming that the crew had mistaken the Iranian Airbus A300 for an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter.
Some parts of the movie are programmed to be shot in the United States.
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