Nader Talebzadeh said in interview with Mehr that he has finished writing his new project The Airbus.
He added "Right now we are looking for investors to shoot The Airbus. As long as a good investor is not found, the exact time for shooting will not be clear.”
"Such movies that depict the country’s historical events must not be made by only one filmmaker. Rather a large number of filmmakers must make historical movies. It makes no sense to make only one film on the 1953 Iranian coup d'état for example. Filmmakers must make movies with various viewpoints.”
He also pointed to the casting of his film and said "In such movies where Americans are to be depicted, if we use Iranian actors for American roles, the movie will turn into a caricature. So to make such movies we must use American cast and crew.”
Bahram Heidari is the producer of the film. Sources report that Val Kimler and Sean Stone as actors, Paxton Winters as co-director, and Scott Frank as screenplay consultant are chosen for the movie.
The Airbus aircraft serving the Iran Air flight 655, flying from Bandar Abbas to Dubai, was shot down on July 3, 1988 by missiles fired by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes as it flew over the Persian Gulf. All the 290 passengers, including 46 non-Iranians and 66 children, were killed.