Acclaimed filmmaker Patrick Vollrath is currently shooting the airline hijacking thriller ‘7500’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, LOOPER) as co-pilot Tobias Ellis at the MMC Studios in Cologne, Germany. On November 17, 2017, the film was presented to the press on the set on MMC Studios’ soundstage 37.
7500 is a high-flying drama set at 30,000 feet. This striking portrait of an airline hijacking brings the horror of modern terrorism to life like never before. Here, every moment is a matter of life and death. Human frailty collides with the desperate fear of the unknown to undermine both hijacker and pilot, and allegiances can change in a heartbeat.
7500 is Patrick Vollrath’s full-length feature debut following his Academy Award® nominated short, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt most recently starred in Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN, in which he played Edward Snowden, the American who fled to Russia after leaking classified CIA documents. Among his other projects, he is in development on a variety of feature films including FRAGGLE ROCK at New Regency, IN SIGHT at Universal with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and K TROOP at Amazon Films. He is next set to direct and star in WINGMEN, a comedy musical with Channing Tatum.
7500 was written and is directed by Patrick Vollrath based on the story by Vollrath and Senad Halilbasic. The film is a production by augenschein Filmproduktion in co-production with Novotny & Novotny, SWR, BR and ARTE.
It is funded with the support of Film and Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, BKM, FFA, MFG, FFHSH as well as ÖFI, Filmfonds Vienna and FISA.
Shooting takes place from October 31 to December 6, 2017 at the MMC Studios in Cologne (Germany) and on location in Monchengladbach (Germany) and Vienna (Austria).
Universum Film will bring 7500 to theaters in Germany in 2018.
Photo: On the set of ‘7500’ at the MMC Studios in Cologne, Germany: Back f.l.t.r. DoP Sebastian Thaler, Alexander Glehr (Novotny & Novotny), Florian Peuler (Universum Film), Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion); 2nd row: Maximilian Leo (augenschein Filmproduktion), Christina Bentlage (Film- und Medienstiftung NRW), Natalie Lambsdorff (BR), Katharina Dufner (SWR), Bastie Griese (MMC Movies); Front: Murathan Muslu, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, director Patrick Vollrath, Aylin Tezel, Omid Memar. © MMC Studios / Frank Hempel