Thursday, 11 April 2013

Lockerbie movie in development

[The following is an excerpt from an exclusive report headlined Amber, Forecast Setting Up Lockerbie Movie published today on the website of the show business magazine Variety:]

Amber Entertainment and Forecast Pictures have launched development of a [movie] based on Dr. Jim Swire (...), whose eldest child perished in Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Forecast’s Jean Charles Levy will collaborate with Amber’s Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman. Audrey O’Reilly has been tapped to write the screenplay.

Swire’s daughter Flora Swire was one of the 259 people on board the flight. The story will follow a father’s journey in search of truth to honor the memory of his daughter.

Swire, an English doctor, was active in the UK Families Flight 103 to seek a public inquiry into the crash. Two Libyan suspects were tried in 2000; one of them, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was convicted of 270 counts of murder the following year.

Swire said of the project, “I believe this young and vibrant group has the skills, humanity and resources to create a film which will respect the depths of the many human tragedies involved, but also make us rejoice that love and the human spirit cannot in the end be overcome by evil.”

Amber and Forecast are not disclosing details about the project other than saying the movie is “not intended to make judgments; but to tell of Jim Swire’s integrity in his never ending demand for truth and justice.”

[A press release about the film can be read here on Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph's Lockerbie Truth website.]

1 comment:

  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013: The true ASSASSIN of PANAM 103 is still free...

    The venerable group "Justice for Al Megrahi" - should finally forget the Scottish judiciary and to oblige the United Nations to investigate in the "Lockerbie Affair" !
    Ultimately the UN bears the responsibility for the sanctions against Libya and the questionable process against Al Megrahi and Fhimah....

    United Nations sanctions was imposed on Libya over Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's refusal to hand over the two suspects, Abdulbaset al Megrahi und Khalifa Amin Fhimah, alleged to be Libyan secret service agents, for trial. UN Security Council resolution 748 bans airplane coonections to Libya on this time. Sanctions was later be tightened, freezing Libyan bank accounts and targeting supplies for the oil and aviation industries etc.
    The Libyan people had suffered heavily under the 8-year-old UN embargo and Libya received a great damage of reputation, in billion US$ height...

    After lengthy negotiations, Al Megrahi and Fhimah are flown from Tripoli to Camp Zeist, a former military base in the Netherlands where the case against them will be heard by three Scottish judges sitting without a jury. The two men gesture with victory signs as they leave the Libyan capital. On 5th April 1999, the UN suspends sanctions against Libya.
    On 3th May 2000, the two Libyans go on trial at the Scottish Court Kamp van Zeist, in the Netherlands. Both men plead not guilty to the charges against them.

    31 January 2001 Al Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder in a judgment which says the airliner bombing plot was "of Libyan origin". The judges recommend a sentence of at least 20 years imprisonment. Fhimah was acquitted.

    Al Megrahi's "last interview" on 22 December 2011: He again denies any involvement in the bombing. He says: "I am an innocent man. I am about to die and I ask now to be left in peace with my family."
    The deceased Al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy, the true assassin of PANAM 103 is still free...

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. URL: