Where To Watch Gerard Butler’s Latest Action-Thriller ‘Plane’
Experience The High Flying Action-Thriller ‘Plane’ Starring Gerard Butler And Mike Colter Right From Your Living Room, No Emergency Landing Necessary
Talk about a movie that’ll make you think twice before booking your next flight.
‘Plane’ is the latest action-thriller that is plenty of fun with elements of ‘Con Air’, ‘Speed’, and ‘The Grey’. Packed with passengers trying to get home in time to ring in the New Year, the weather takes a turn for the worse and pilot Brodie Torance is forced to makes an emergency landing on a remote island. The passengers are safe from the deadly storm and lightning strikes, but the island they have just landed on is filled with more danger than they realize.
The film is directed by Jean-François Richet ('Assault on Precinct 13') and stars Gerard Butler ('Greenland') as commercial pilot Brodie Torrance, and Mike Colter ('South Of Heaven') as accused murderer Louise Gaspare. As the movie tagline says “survive together or die along”, the two must learn to work together to survive the violent rebel group on the island.
The official synopsis for ‘Plane’ is:
“In the white-knuckle action movie "Plane," pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island — only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare's help, and will learn there's more to Gaspare than meets the eye.”
Butler is no stranger to action-packed movies such as ‘Plane’. From his portrayal as King Leonidas in ‘300’ to the ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ trilogies, you know you’re going to have a good time in the theater with him in the lead. Mike Colter is known for his role as the title character in Netflix’s hit Marvel series ‘Luke Cage’, and like Butler, is no stranger to action. With him playing opposite Butler, the pair creates an dynamic relationship that is worth watching.
The film also stars Yoson An ('Mulan'), Tony Goldwyn ('People We Hate At The Wedding'), Paul Ben-Victor ('Emancipation'), Evan Dane Taylor ('Castle Falls'), and Danelle Pineda ('Cowboy Bebop').
Mike Colter To Return In ‘Plane’ Sequel
‘Plane’ opened on January 13, 2023 and has earned $32.1 million domestically. Worldwide, it has grossed just over $51 million. It has a Tomatoe-meter score of 77% from critics and 94% from audiences.
Clearly, the masses enjoyed the film and for those craving for more ‘Plane’ action, you’re in luck. Taking a nautical turn, Mike Colter will return to lead the sequel, titled ‘Ship’. The next installment will follow Mike Colter’s character Louise Gaspare, after he has disappeared into the jungles of Jolo Island. ‘Ship’ is expected to begin production in late 2023. Jean-François Richet will return as executive producer. No word yet if Gerarld Butler will be returning to the film to reprise his role.
Here’s what we know about the sequel so far - but be warned, if you haven’t seen ‘Plane’, there are spoilers ahead!
‘Ship’ will see Louis Gaspare (trying to lay low after the events on Jolo Island) aboard a cargo ship in East Asia to escape the Philippine island. While onboard, he discovers the very vessel he is on is being used as a ferry for a human trafficking ring. Gaspare will need to join forces with the ship’s second mate/navigator to take down the corrupt captain and free the ship’s passengers and captives.
Where Can I Watch ‘Plane’?
For those who prefer to see the action on the big screen, the action-thriller is still playing in select theaters. ‘Plane’ has a total runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Buy Tickets: 'Plane' Movie Showtimes
Watch the official trailer for ‘Plane’ below:
When Will It Be Available To Stream Online?
We get it, you want to see the action from the comfort of your couch. ‘Plane’ is now available to rent On Demand for $19.99.
Where To Watch: 'Plane' Online
Prefer the own the physical copy? ‘Plane’ will be available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray (with special features) on March 28th, 2023.
More Action-Thriller Films Like ‘Plane’
‘Plane’ packs a punch, complete with nail-biting suspense, and huge action sequences. Paired with the unlikely partnership between Captain Brodie Torrance and Louise Gaspare, it makes it a very entertaining watch. For more high-octane action, check out the following films.
- 'Sully' (2016)
- 'The Grey' (2011)
- 'Red Eye' (2005)
- 'Con Air' (1997)
- 'Air Force One' (1997)
- 'Executive Decision' (1996)
- 'Speed' (1994)
See Gerard Butler In Action In These Titles
Whether he’s spartan kicking the messenger into the dark pit in ‘300’ or saving the President in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, Gerard Butler has proven he is the man for the job. You can check out the following films to see him in action.
- '300' (2006)
- 'Law Abiding Citizen' (2009)
- 'Olympus Has Fallen' (2013)
- 'London Has Fallen' (2016)
- 'A Family Man' (2016)
- 'Angel Has Fallen' (2019)
- 'Greenland' (2020)
- 'Geostorm' (2017)
- 'Den Of Thieves' (2018)
'Plane' was released in theaters on January 13th, 2022 from Di Bonaventura Pictures, MadRiver Pictures, G-BASE, and Olive Hill Media. Directed by Jean-François Richet, and written by Charles Cumming and J. P. Davis, the film stars Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Tony Goldwyn, Paul Ben-Victor, Yonson An, and Daniella Pineda.
Watch Moviefone's 'Plane' interviews with Gerard Butler and Mike Colter below: