"You Have Been Chosen."
A 2013 Independent film directed by Brad Osborne and written by Eric Vale, Chariot is a thriller about 7 strangers who wake up on an airplane. Having no idea how they managed to get there, they later discover that the United States is under attack and there is no place they can land. The film is titled "Chariot" as the passengers have been unwittingly placed in a government program with that name. The program itself references the Ancient Greeks, who would send their most valuable citizens on chariots and send them to safety when under attack. However the passengers mostly consist of "Average Joes". To make the situation worse, they are cut off from the cockpit, having no idea who the pilot is, and they are flown into Security Airspace, making their danger far more imminent.
The official website, complete with an official trailer and full cast and crew details can be found here.
Chariot provides examples of:
- Claustrophobia: Being in an airplane that's running out of fuel and having no place to land isn't exactly comfortable.
- Deadpan Snarker: Aden is shaping up to be this, judging by the trailers. This is especially so in the teaser trailer, in which the reluctant passengers wonder why they could be considered valuable to the government, one being a truck driver from Texas and another being a high school drop-out. Aden replies, "Sounds like a government run program to me." The line was rewritten with a less humorous delivery in the final cut.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: In 2003 a Boeing 727 truly disappeared, which was the inspiration behind the film. Other than that, it's all fiction.