NORJAK by James Shearer | Script Revolution

NORJAK

A retired legionnaire in need of cash decides to skyjack an American airliner.

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It's 1971. Kelly, a newly retired legionnaire travels to the USA on a whim.

Though in receipt of a small French military pension, he has no other means of income and his visitors visa is soon to expire.

Falling in love with a woman from Seattle, adds to his woes.

So, he has an idea - he'll undertake, what is to him, a simple money making crime. He'll skyjack an airliner and demand a ransom fee. It can't be that hard.

Fifty years later, his crime — given the operational name, NORJAK, by the FBI — remains the only unsolved skyjacking in the USA.

Submitted: March 1, 2021
Last Updated: April 6, 2021

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The Writer: James Shearer

Hello all Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a published author - one book having reached No. 7 in the WHSmith best selling list. Another, I am reliably told by a former guest of one of Her Majesty's establishments, was the most read book in HMP Ford. However, my literary agent does not represent screenwriters, so here I am, etc. A couple of years ago, McCoy Films, a Hollywood production company, attempted to option The Cruciverbalist . Alas, I was given bad advice at my end and foolishly rejected their offer. Such is life. I am now in the process of turning the story into a novel. The screenplay Skydiver was co written with a guy with whom I once worked. He is both ex UK special... Go to bio

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