Sean Penn wants to direct a film about a boy who manages to survive a plane crash and down a mountain frozen. “Crazy for the Storm” is a biopic based on reality, and Penn has in mind for distribution the actor Josh Brolin, who play the role of an authoritarian father who taught his son to get through in life no matter how hard it is. The film’s production that is in Warner Bros. company is scheduled for early 2013, but now are carried negotiations with Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, none having yet signed a contract, according to Collider.com.
The story is autobiographical, written statements made after Hemingway’s style of Norman Ollestad. The author grew up in the late 1970s amid surf culture lack of inhibitions from Malibu and Mexico and was strongly influenced by his father who also inspired the love and traumatized by his hard and ambitions, but learned how to overcome impossible obstacles. As revealed complicated emotional connection between father and son, Ollestad’s story offers a penetrating vision that can help anyone, according to Amazon.com.
Since he was 3 years, Norman Ollestad was thrown by his father into the world of surfing and skiing competitions. Norman loved it and hated his charismatic father, telling him “Wonder Boy”. While his friends were walking on a bike, playing ball and having fun at birthday parties, Norman was pushed from behind by his father to participate in contests. However, these aptitude tests have trained to become a fearless champion and eventually they saved his life.
While flying at an awards ceremony at a ski championship in February 1979, the plane that carries Norman, his father, his father’s lover and pilot, crashed in the mountains of San Gabriel and remained suspended thousands of feet, caught in a storm. Norman, who until then felt a superhero team with his father remained alone. Devastated by the death of his father, 11 years old boy started to come down dangerous mountain that collapsed.