Nov. 18, 2004--According to various sources on the Internet, a movie based
on legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager is in development at 20th Century
Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures is teaming with 20th
Century Fox and Richard D. Zanuck's Zanuck Co. to produce the life story
of Gen. Chuck Yeager.
The as-yet untitled movie is based on the autobiographical book "Yeager"
that Yeager and writer Leo Janos co-authored in 1985, with the latest
draft of the screenplay written by Ray Wright.
The story will follow the famous
test pilot's exploits from his roots in West Virginia through his WWII
dogfights and culminating in the first successful flight to break the
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Wright (Screenwriter); Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck
(Producers); Stephen Carbone (Executive Producer);
based on the book Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager
and Leo Janos.
on the life of legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager, the first
man to break the sound barrier.