Denzel Completed His In-Character 'Flight' Training with Delta
October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM
At this point you’ve probably seen the preview and trailer for the new airplane disaster movie “Flight.” Just in case you haven’t, you can check it out here, but basically it stars Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves the plane—and we think most of the passengers—from a true catastrophe. However, it turns out that he had a little bit of alcohol in his system, and that’s when the fingers start pointing at him and his actions.
Of course any good actor needs to get into his or her role, and for this film it looks like Denzel called up Delta for some assistance. Understandably, Delta probably didn’t want to have a film feature one of their planes crashing—not good marketing—but they were willing to hand over the keys to the flight simulators down at headquarters in Atlanta.
With "Flight" on a short final to arrive in theaters, Delta is a little concerned that moviegoers might associate the events in the movie with their business. Apparently the film focuses on an airline based in the Southeast, and the plane in the film kind of looks like one that Delta flies.
It’s safe to say that this movie probably won’t be featured in the seat-back entertainment screens anytime soon. When asked about that kind of thing the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis quipped, “don’t think it’s going to happen.” That's all right, as you'll want to see this one on the big screen anyway.
[Photo: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]