Game of Thrones is nearly over forever. Please hold while I cry a little. Okay. And, Sophie Turner, who came of age as Sansa Stark, is branching out into other projects. She is set to produce and star in a new film based on a harrowing true story, called Girl Who Fell From the Sky.
Based on the book, When I Fell From the Sky by Juliane Koepcke & Beate Rygiert, Girl Who Fell From the Sky is based on Koepcke’s story of survival after being ejected from a plane 10,000 feet in the air. Here’s a description of Koepcke’s ordeal from Deadline…
The 17-year-old was on a Christmas Eve flight with her mother, to join her father for Christmas, when the Lockheed L-188A Electra en route from Lima to Pucallpa flew directly into a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning. The plane was incinerated; Koepcke was ejected, still belted to her seat. She fell 10,000 feet — almost two miles through the air, before the canopy of the Amazon rain forest broke her fall and miraculously saved her life. From there, the teenager struggled to survive an 11-day ordeal, navigating through the treacherous jungles to be rescued.
Because of the nature of this story, much of the movie, directed by Stan Brooks, will feature Turner alone on screen. Based on what we’ve seen her do lately on Game of Thrones, there’s no doubt that she can carry this film by herself.
There have been no dates announced for Girl Who Fell From the Sky. Turner will appear in the final season of Game of Thrones sometime in 2019, and as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix premiering November 2nd, 2018.