According to Variety, Universal Pictures has acquired the Tom Pabst drama pitch Turbulence. Mirage partners Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella will produce.

Pabst will write the script about an L.A.-based pilot who is frustrated by his life until, over the course of several flights to Tokyo, he stumbles on a conspiracy that fascinates him. Soon, he's drawn to commit a crime that leads him into the arms of a beautiful woman and into the Tokyo underworld.