If a pilot squawks transponder code 7500 it means the aircraft has been hijacked. That alone should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Amazon Original “7500”. The action-thriller is the feature film debut for German writer-director Patrick Vollrath. Paul Dano was originally slated to be the film’s star but left after a scheduling conflict. He was replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt who comes across as a much better fit.
Set within the tight confines of a passenger plane traveling from Berlin to Paris, Gordon-Levitt plays a co-pilot of an aircraft taken over by a brutal handful of bad guys. He follows protocol and closes off the cockpit, but the threats of violence to his passengers and crew push him to the brink. The nibble we get from the new trailer shows a tense, claustrophobic thriller that could be a lot of fun.
“7500” hits Amazon Prime on June 19th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.