Friday, August 15, 2008
The tragic story of Sean Flynn, the son of Hollywood icon Errol Flynn, who rode off on his motorbike with photojournalist colleague Dana Stone into a battlezone during the 1970 Cambodian civil war, never to be seen again, will be told in the new big-screen biopic, Flynn. Himself an actor, Flynn's disappearance has been the subject of much conjecture suggesting that either the Khmer Rouge or the Viet Cong were his captors and eventual killers, though never proved, giving the story an air of mystery and intrigue. Prolific tv writer Ralph Hemecker will direct and is writing the screenplay with Perry Deane Young, who wrote the 1975 book, Two of the Missing, on which the movie will be based. Flynn was declared dead in 1984 as one of 22 international journalists missing in SEAsia. A few years later a photojournalist colleague, Tim Page's investigations revealed eye witness reports about Flynn's whereabouts and eventual death but no definitive proof has been established. Perhaps the film will reveal all.