Yes, we're heading back to the Cuban Missile Crisis for a new film. However, the spotlight won't be focusing on the Fidel Castro-led island just south of Key West. Variety reports that Fox 2000 has grabbed the screen rights to Michael Dobbs' book called One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Krushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War. Changing things up a bit, so as to not tread on already familiar cinema territory, the film will focus on an incident that occurred at the same time -- up north in Alaska.

While all the main players were tensely trying to avoid a nuclear war, "a U-2 pilot took off from Alaska, lost his bearings, and ventured inside the Soviet Union." Talk about a really dumb mistake. So the guy figures out that he's gone off-course, his plane is about to run out of gas, Soviet planes are waiting to take him down, and he's got to try to get back to safe land. Oh, and just in case that wasn't enough fear for the poor dude, he'd previously spent 600 days as a POW in Korea.

It'll be a while before this hits the screen, but for now, you can go out and read the book for yourself -- this is actually one of those texts that got picked up after its release.
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