Sony, Mark Gordon Plot WWII Pic 'Indestructible' (Exclusive)

WWII US Defense 1942 - H 2014
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WWII US Defense 1942 - H 2014

UPDATED: The upcoming book by John Bruning centers on U.S. Air Force legend Pappy Gunn.

Sony has nabbed the film rights to the upcoming WWII nonfiction book Indestructible: How a Pilot's Quest to Rescue His Family Changed the Course of the Pacific War.

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Mark Gordon will produce the project for Sony.

The book, written by John Bruning, follows the story of U.S. Air Force legend Paul "Pappy" Gunn, an airline pilot whose family was imprisoned by the Japanese in the Philippines at the infamous Santo Tomas Internment Camp.

During the Pacific War, he was an adviser to the Air Force, helping to reinvent aerial warfare and change the tide of the war in the Allies' favor.

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Michael DeLuca, Rachel O’Connor and Eric Fineman are overseeing for Sony while Drew Simon and Michele Wolkoff  are overseeing for The Mark Gordon Co.

Indestructible is slated to hit shelves in 2016 via Hachette Books. Gersh and Hornfischer Literary Management repped Bruning in the deal.

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