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.]